Europe and US keep watchful eye on Israel’s legislative plans

Benjamin Netanyahu’s formation of one of the most right-wing government in Israel’s history has fueled concerns in Europe and the United States about further settlement building and dimming prospects for peace.

But it also has diplomats on edge about wider policy proposals, particularly on social and judicial affairs, where the far-right Bayit Yehudi party, an influential member of Netanyahu’s coalition, is determined to leave its mark.

Ultra nationalist Bayit Yehudi (“Jewish Home”), led by former technology entrepreneur Naftali Bennett, has secured two important cabinet portfolios: the education and diaspora ministry for Bennett and the justice ministry for his number two, Ayelet Shaked.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Europe-and-US-keep-watchful-eye-on-Israels-legislative-plans-402509

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