Yogev: PM supports religious right, Bennett was the problem

Jewish Home MK dismisses former leader's claims PM dismisses religious Zionists, says party will work better with PM without Bennett.

Uzi Baruch ,

MK Motti Yogev
MK Motti Yogev
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MK Moti Yogev slammed New Right co-chairman Naftali Bennett following Bennett's remarks at the Jerusalem Conference Tuesday morning.

"Naftali, you said that religious Zionism is always the last in line to get a phone call from the prime minister after the elections? In reality, it's not us. It's you. We are working and we will be able to work in partnership and trust with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu," Yogev wrote on Twitter.

Yogev is a member of the Jewish Home party which Bennett left to form the New Right party.

Bennett said this morning that the prime minister is "hard on us because we provide him an example of what a real 'right' looks like."

"We stopped the Palestinian state, we stopped the release of the terrorists, we are the only ones who show what it is when you vote for the right and get the right and not to vote for the right and get the left," Bennett added.

"If we are not strong enough, Netanyahu will leave us as a fifth wheel. Beforehand he comes to Gush Etzion and a minute later - 'Take care of the mikvahs [and synagogues], sit at the back of the bus and don’t interfere with me.' The story is whether religious Zionism and the real right has a hand at the helm of the state of Israel.”