Report: Bennett Gave Netanyahu Ultimatum on Framework

YERUSHALAYIM -

Naftali Bennett, chairman of the Jewish Home party, has given Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu an ultimatum, warning that they will leave the government coalition in the event of a framework agreement that entails major withdrawals from Yehudah and Shomron, Arutz Sheva reported on Thursday.

Bennett has already told Netanyahu this, sources in the party disclosed.

A week ago, Jewish Home MK Shuli Mualem declared that territorial concessions in the region was her party’s “red line” for staying in the coalition.

Secretary of State John Kerry’s framework for a peace agreement is expected to call for Israel to give away some parts of Yehudah and Shomron and eastern Yerushalayim to the Palestinians.

However, as informed sources are saying, despite claims of progress, the Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are still very far apart, with no agreements in sight.