Bennett meets PM, demands tougher policies

Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett is to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Tuesday evening and demand that he put a stop to the freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria.

He is also expected to demand that the government end the freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria.

There is pressure on Bennett from inside the Jewish Home to fight for Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben Dahan, who is getting the cold shoulder from Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.

At the faction session Monday, MKs called on Bennett to demand that the Prime Minister and Defense Minister respect the coalition agreements they signed, and hand over authority in various fields to Ben Dahan, as they are committed to do.

Several MKs accused Bennett of not doing enough to restore Ben Dahan’s injured pride, in the face of Ya’alon’s abusive behavior.

“When [Shas Minister Aryeh] Deri and Netanyahu tried to touch a millimeter inside the Education Ministry, you threatened to turn over tables,” they said. “A member of our faction is being humiliated by the Defense Minister and his people every other day and no one says anything? We must not remain silent.”