[A few ways to look at this meeting between Naftali Bennett and Obama’s envoy to Israel which took place only a few days before Israel’s election. Obama was sending Bennett an offer he could not refuse, or Obama wanted to size up the “right-winger” who will be a new force in Israel’s politics after the polls close on Tuesday. Either way, Obama’s man heard a mouthful. df]
Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett met with US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on Wednesday and reportedly told him that the Americans shouldn’t expect an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal under a future Netanyahu administration.
According to a report on Channel 10 news, Shapiro invited Bennett to a closed-door meeting in advance of next week’s elections, in which Jewish Home is projected to win at least double-digit seats in the Knesset.