Taking over the West Bank is the “only sane plan”, even if it tears the Israeli government in two, Finance Minister Naftali Bennett has declared. The opposition threatens to topple the cabinet if it extends Israeli sovereignty over any settlements.
“It’s no secret that for dozens of years there has been a chasm [between us] on how to leave the settlements. It hasn’t proven itself,” Bennett said on Army Radio, whose Jewish Home party is strongly opposed to the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Bennett said that his proposal Sunday to grab some 60 percent of the West Bank is the “only sane plan.”