Naftali Bennet spent Wednesday morning on the phone with Benjamin Netanyahu. The bulldozers drove up to the two disputed buildings in Bet El and Bennett concentrated all his efforts on the grand prize: the 300 apartments Netanyahu promised to build after destroying the Ulpana neighborhood, but never delivered.
Bennett asked Netanyahu to issue a public statement as soon as possible that the plan was going ahead. To quieten things down. The PM’s office acquiesced and the announcement was issued at 12:10.
Now, let’s hop over to the “Jewish Home’s” sister party, the one that includes Minister Uri Ariel. Before the elections they had almost split up. If you ask me, Bennett would have been happy had that happened, but Ariel and his far-right friends chickened out at the last minute.