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        3/18/2013, Nisan 7, 5773

      Likud Faction Defends Bennett, Elkin


      The Likud responded, Monday, to criticism by Labor Party Chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich of the name of the ministry to which Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) Chairman Naftali Bennett was appointed by saying, "Yechimovich's proposals were implemented in Greece and Spain and the results are known. Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu's responsible management of the economy from collapse...."

      The faction noted that Netanyahu had expressed his appreciation of Member of Knesset Ze'ev Elkin's capabilities and said he was sure that his experience in managing the diplomacy of the coalition would serve him well as deputy foreign minister.