Netanyahu: No ‘Refusers’ in My Government


netanyahuToday, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu intimated that he would not include Naftali Bennett, chairman of HaBayit HaYehudi, in his government coalition because of Mr. Bennett’s remarks that if he were ordered to expel Jews from their homes, he would ask his commander to release him from duty.

“I’m not prepared to have anyone who reveres refusal of orders in my government,” Netanyahu told Channel 10 News, according to an Arutz 7 report.

“Bennett’s statement is very serious in my opinion,” said the prime minister. “I think the idea of ​​refusal, even as a natural inclination, is something which is simply not acceptable. If every soldier decides that he likes or dislikes certain orders, we won’t have an IDF and we won’t have a state. I am not willing to accept such a thing.”

Yesterday, reports Arutz 7,  Bennett said during a television interview that if he ever receives an order to evict Jews, he would ask his commander to release him from his position and added he would be willing to serve time in prison over this issue. While he did not advocate refusing to obey orders and was himself a member of the IDF elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit, candidates from other parties were quick to seize the opportunity to claim that he did.

{Andy Newscenter}