Bennett and Jewish Home to leave government?
Arutz Sheva is reporting that Naftali Bennett and the Jewish Home party are going to leave the government if it agrees to give up land to the 'Palestinians.'
Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home party is ready to walk out on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu if the government adopts a framework to be proposed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that is likely to demand that Israel make major withdrawals from Judea and Samaria.
Bennett has already told Netanyahu this, sources in the party told Maariv Thursday, and the Prime Minister is aware of the consequences of approval of the framework.
The claims come just over a week after Jewish Home MK Shuli Mualem said that the surrender of land was her party's "red line" for staying in the coalition.
The framework is expected to lay out the final goals and eventual shape of a final-status deal, with Israel committing to give up land in Judea and Samaria, and the PA expected by Kerry to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to back off on some of its demands.
The sources said there was no love lost between Bennett and Netanyahu. “We know very well that Netanyahu will try to get rid of Bennett at his first opportunity, and the approval of the framework would be a good opportunity. But we will not give the Prime Minister this opportunity. We are going to be the ones to decide what to do and when, not him.”What? And give up their seats and all the 'important things' they have to accomplish? I'll believe it when I see it.