Economy Minister Naftali Bennett harshly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night, after the latter held talks with US President Barack Obama at the White House.
Speaking at a Bayit Yehudi event to honor party members who fought in Operation Protective Edge, the faction's chairman slammed Netanyahu's position on a diplomatic resolution with the Palestinians. "I heard the prime minister told President Obama that he renewed his commitment to a Palestinian state. Enough! It's over!"
The Bayit Yehudi chairman added: "If, after Operation Protective Edge, you have yet to understand that we must never-ever give one more inch of land to the Arabs and pray for the best – it is time to wake up."
The economy minister also criticized Netanyahu's speech to the United Nations. "The prime minister gave a great speech at the UN, but it is like he built up all the arguments but missed the glaring conclusion – the glaring conclusion that there will not be a Palestinian state west of Jordan."
Bennett, however, did not completely rule out a future Palestinian country. "Maybe in Sinai – fine. In other places – fine. West of Jordan, in Israel, there will not be a Palestinian state. I am simply amazed that after all these understandings and the insight we continue down this road."