Naftali Bennett
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Sources close to Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett told Arutz Sheva that he was misquoted Sunday by IDF Radio.

The radio station's website quoted him as saying that “any IDF soldier who is given orders that are not clearly illegal and were handed down by the government… must follow those orders, and that includes Naftali Bennett.”

Sources near Bennett said that the quote in IDF Radio, which included a reference to the possible eviction of Jewish communities, was false.

Speaking at a political event in Herzliya Sunday, Bennett explained that some orders are obviously illegal and every soldier must decide if he will carry them out. He added that he explained his views on the matter when he was asked how he would handle such orders in the Channel 2 television interview ten days ago.

Bennett also said that he would be willing to sit with center-left parties in the same government. He called Labor leader Shelly Yechimovich "a woman of truth" but added that she "makes many mistakes."