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Bennett Threatens Coalition Crisis Over Talks Based on 1967 Lines

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The Jerusalem Post – Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett issued his first ever threat to take his Bayit Yehudi party out of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s coalition Thursday, amid rumors of imminent negotiations with the Palestinians based on pre-1967 borders.

Bennett had previously stated on countless occasions that he had no problem with there being negotiations with the Palestinians, because he did not believe that they would accomplish anything. In issuing his threat Thursday, Bennett retroactively added a condition to his previous statements that he would not leave the government over the initiation of talks.

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