News Brief 12/22/2012, Tevet 9, 5773
PM Hints at Disclusion of Bennett from Coalition
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu implied Saturday night that he would not include the Jewish Home party in any potential coalition in the next Knesset.
In an interview with Channel 2, Netanyahu addressed Bennett's recent claim that if he were in the IDF and ordered to expel Jews from their homes, he would ask to be relieved from duty, saying, "This is very serious. The future of the country rests on the army and executing orders. I'm saying a simple thing: Whoever is adamant about refusing orders - will not sit in my cabinet."
The PM also touched on construction in Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, saying, "We live in a Jewish state. Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish people and the Western Wall is not occupied territory. I do not care what the UN says. Will the Jewish state not build in Israel? "