Must see video: Naftali Bennett v. Ed HusainOne day, this video may be called up like the Ehud Olmert v. Meir Kahane video or like the Netanyahu video from MIT in 1976 to show the brilliance of someone (then Kahane and Netanyahu) not yet in power.
Here's Judea and Samaria council leader Naftali Bennett debating 'Palestinian' spokesman and Council on Foreign Relations member Ed Husain on CNN.
Bennett served in the elite Sayeret Matkal and Maglan units as a Company Commander and continues to serve in the reserves, holding the rank of Major. (Binyamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak also served in Sayeret Matkal).
After his IDF service, Bennett received a Law degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
In 1999, he co-founded "Cyota" – an anti-fraud software company and served as its CEO. The company was sold in 2005 to RSA Security for $145,000,000.
After he took part in the Second Lebanon War, Bennett joined the then-opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu and served as his Chief of Staff from 2006–2008. Among other issues, he led a team which developed Netanyahu's Educational reform plan. He also ran Netanyahu's primary campaign to lead the Likud party in August 2007.
On January 31, 2010, Bennett was appointed as the Director General of the Yesha Council and led the struggle against the Settlement freeze in 2010. He served in this position until January 2012.
In April of 2011 he co-founded MyIsrael with over 80,000 Israeli members.
In April of 2012 he founded a movement named "Yisraelim" - Israelis. The movement's main goals include, increasing zionism amongst center-right wing supporters; increasing dialogue between the religious and non-religious communities, and finally - promoting "The Bennett Plan". Subsequently, Bennet has resigned from the Likud and joined The Jewish Home party, while announcing his candidacy for the party leadership. At the internal elections, on November 6, 2012, he won about 67% of the votes, and was elected as head of "the Jewish Home".
Bennett lives in Raanana with his wife and three children. (Raanana is not in Judea or Samaria).
(Biographical details about Bennett from here).
Let's go to the videotape.