Report: Bennett Considering Time-Out From Politics

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at a press conference. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett expressed the idea of retiring from political life and not running in the next elections, several sources reported on Wednesday evening.

Bennett voiced the idea in a meeting with members of his Yamina party, but has yet to make a final decision, according to Kan News. Bennett, meanwhile, has not publicly addressed the issue.

Yamina deputies reportedly urged Bennett to make a decision quickly, linking their fate with his political plans. According to reports, some of them would also be likely to resign if Bennett defected.

On Tuesday, polls predicted Bennett’s Yamina party would win only four to five seats, compared to seven the party won in the 2021 elections, which could encourage the incumbent Prime Minister to pass on the reins of his party.

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