Bennett’s Double Gambit
Naftali Bennett destroyed Benjamin Netanyahu, or he thinks he did. But he must destroy Lapid as well, in order to merely survive.
Ten years ago, Neftali Bennett entered Israeli politics as the champion of a rejuvenated National-Religious Zionism. Once a peripheral subgroup in a predominantly secular society, the National-Religious Israelis (Datiyim Leumim in Hebrew) – who blend Jewish tradition with Israeli modernity – are now routinely described as as one of the nation’s « four tribes »,