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        2/7/2014, Adar 7, 5774

      Report: PM Tells Jewish Home Kerry Not on the Agenda

      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised senior members of the Jewish Home (Bayit Yehudi in Hebrew) party recently that a document by United States Secretary of State John Kerry on the framework for final-status talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority will not be brought to the government for approval, according to a Friday-morning report by the Ma'ariv daily.

      Senior members of the party explained, Thursday evening, "We made it clear that it was not worthwhile to put us to the test and we were promised that." They explained, further, that when party chairman Naftali Bennett announced that his party would quit the coalition if a Kerry document was submitted that was not compatible with the values of the party, he knew that a Kerry option was not on the table.

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