Bayit Yehudi leader lashed out at the Likud campaign and Prime minister Netanyahu Sunday, claiming the Likud was behind the anonymous ad ad featured in the daily papers with the words “Bennett is irresponsible; he supports insubordination,” along with a quote from his Thursday interview: “Conscientious objection is an intrinsic part of being a soldier.”
|An ad widely printed in Hebrew dailies on Sunday features an image of Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett with the words ‘Bennett is irresponsible; he supports insubordination.’|
“It’s hard for me to wake up in the morning and see my face splashed across a mysterious, anonymous campaign, which I know they [Likud] are sponsoring,” Bennett told students during a campaign stop at the Hakfar Hayarok high school. “If they want to smear me they should man up and put their name on the campaign.”
“I call upon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to not divide the nation and the army for the sake of a third of a [Knesset] seat,” Bennett said. “Stop this onslaught [which you've launched] like someone who’s found a great treasure. Maybe it’s the result of instructions from a strategy analyst, but it’s ripping Israeli society apart.”
In a panel at Tel Aviv University on Sunday on behalf of the movement "The Future Blue - White." During the panel, Bennett called on Netanyahu to stop the name calling and to stop polarizing the nation, saying, "So I call on Netanyahu to stop dividing the people."