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  3/11/2013, Adar 29, 5773

Bennett Welcomes Lowering of the Guard


Chairman Naftali Bennett of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) welcomed, Monday, the decision by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to reduce security around a number of government ministers. Writing on his Facebook page, he called the decision courageous and correct, saying it was crazy to assign a number of guards to ministers whose offices did not have a connection with national security at the cost of tens of millions of shekels a year.

Bennett said it was proper to take the risk when balancing it against the savings. Noting the effect that the presence of security guards has on families, he closed by saying, "My wife breathed a sigh of relief."