Skip to comments.IDF Fighters to Netanyahu: Stop Attacking Bennett
Posted on 12/23/2012 3:44:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5
62 soldiers, fighters and officers stood up on Sunday for the chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home), Naftali Bennett, who has been under attack by members of the Likud.
Bennett, who served in the elite IDF unit Sayeret Matkal, said during a television interview last Thursday that if he ever receives an order to evict Jews, he would ask his commander to release him from his position and added he would be willing to serve time in prison over this issue.
While he did not advocate refusing to obey orders, candidates from other parties and particularly from the Likud were quick to seize the opportunity to claim that he did.
"We, as fighters from elite units across the political spectrum, stand amazed over the organized attack of the Netanyahu-led Likud against our team member and our commander," the 62 supporters of Bennett wrote in a petition addressed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu which was reported on Channel 10.
On Sunday, the Likud launched a massive ad campaign which appeared in all the country's newspapers and which claims that Bennett is dangerous to democracy, while presenting his quotes from the television interview.
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