Sources in the Likud noted it was no secret that the prime minister's wife Sara Netanyahu is involved in the relationship between Bennett and her husband.
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She apparently holds a personal grudge against the Habayit Hayehudi chairman, who once served as Netanyahu's chief of staff. She had urged members of Habayit Hayehudi not to vote for Bennett when he ran for the party chairmanship.
A source at the Habayit Hayehudi remarked cynically, "It’s true that Netanyahu listens to Sara but more than that he loves being prime minister." The Prime Minister's bureau could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, it appears Habayit Hayehudi has won another Knesset seat following a tally of 70% of the soldiers' votes.