February 11, 2013
Netanyahu, Home Party’s Bennett meet for first time in five years
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett for the first time in five years.
The two political rivals reportedly talked Monday about forming a government coalition.
Bennett had served as a Netanyahu aide but quit about five years ago following a clash with Netanyahu's wife, Sara. Monday's meeting took place a day after Bennett apologized for insulting Sara Netanyahu during the campaign.
"The attacks on Sara Netanyahu are unacceptable. She is a good woman who loves her husband,” Bennett said Sunday on Army Radio. "He has a right to consult with her, as I do with my wife. If someone wants to criticize Netanyahu’s policies, he’s the address, not her.”
The two men reportedly agreed to meet again in the coming days.