In first since becoming PM, Bennett to visit W. Bank settlement

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In first since becoming PM, Bennett to visit W. Bank settlement
Gantz complained to Bennett behind closed doors at Sunday’s cabinet meeting for not giving him credit for the government remaining intact.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: MAY 15, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will visit Elkana in Samaria on Tuesday, his first public visit to a West Bank settlement since becoming prime minister 11 months ago. Bennett will participate in celebrations commemorating 45 years since the founding of Elkana, which is considered among the most moderate settlements. That the visit was announced immediately after Bennett’s foreign-policy adviser=r Shimrit Meir’s resignation was not coincidental, sources in Yamina said. Meir was against taking rightward steps, while Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) and Bennett advisers Tal Gan-Zvi and Shalom Shlomo have been pushing him to go to Judea and Samaria, they said.

More right-wing steps will soon follow, the sources in Yamina said. That could complicate his relationship with Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White), who will be making key decisions soon on the fate of unauthorized outposts, including Homesh. Gantz complained to Bennett behind closed doors at Sunday’s cabinet meeting for not giving him credit for the government remaining intact when the prime minister spoke before the cameras at the start of the meeting.

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