Israeli officials criticize Bennett for celebrating the end of Obama's administration

The coalition criticized Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett's recent statements regarding the end of the Palestinian state era: "We don't want to prompt Obama to act radically."
Bennett and Netanyahu Photo Credit: Marc Israel Sellem\Flash 90

Ha-Bayit Ha-Yehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett declared that with Donald Trump's election for president, the era of the Palestinian state is coming to an end. Bennett was criticized by the coalition for these remarks.

"Trump's victory is an enormous chance for Israel to back down from the idea of the establishment of a Palestinian state in the heart of Israel," stated Bennett. "This is Trump's opinion as stated in his agenda and that should be ours as well."

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President-Elect Donald Trump Photo Credit: Reuters\Channel 2 News

Israeli officials responded by stating that US President Barack Obama is still in the White House and that Israel doesn’t want to prompt him to take any radical actions in the UN.

The officials also warn that it is too early for Bennett to celebrate since Trump's opinions on the matter are still not clear: "Bennett has been acting for internal political reasons and not diplomatic ones."


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