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After 5 Years: Netanyahu, Bennett to Meet

Prime Minister will meet Bayit Yehudi head, his former chief of staff, next week.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 2/7/2013, 9:29 PM

Naftali Bennett
Naftali Bennett
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Five years after they last met, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Bayit Yehudi Chairman MK Naftali Bennett are scheduled to meet next week.

The two shook hands during the Knesset's swearing-in ceremony Tuesday and spoke on the phone when Bennett won the race for Bayit Yehudi leadership, and after the elections.

Bennett was Netanyahu's chief of staff in Netanyahu's first government. The Prime Minister's strained relations with Bennett are an open secret, although Bennett denies it. 

According to persistent accounts, Bennett left his job as Netanyahu's chief of staff because he did not get along with Sarah Netanyahu, who is said by the media to be a dominant force in Netanyahu's decision making apparatus.