Bibi Will Meet Naftali Bennett After Apology Over Sara Netanyahu

Far Right Leader Joked About Israeli First Lady

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Published February 10, 2013.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet on Monday with Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett for the first time since the election in January.

The announcement came only after Bennett issued another apology for comments he made about the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu, and complimented her in a media interview.

Naftali Bennett worked as Netanyahu’s chief of staff starting 2006, leading his primary re-election efforts in August of 2007. He found himself at odds with the veteran advisers in Netanyahu’s office, and left the staff on March 2008, after only 18 months.

Bennett’s reported difficulties with Netanyahu’s wife Sarah made headlines in the wake of a humerous remark he made about their relationship on a radio interview conducted shortly after the elections, in which he said ‘they had been in a terrorism course together’.

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