Opinion | Naftali Bennett, the Israeli Prime Minister You Don’t Know – The New York Times

Ms. Tarnopolsky is a Jerusalem-based correspondent who has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and American diplomacy in the Middle East for two decades.

“Few politicians have more experience than Naftali Bennett with being heckled and jeered, usually by left-wing rivals, for his hard-line positions opposing the establishment of a Palestinian state. But it must have been jarring to be the target of insults and abuse hurled by his fellow right-wingers when he tried to deliver his maiden speech as Israel’s unlikeliest and possibly luckiest incoming prime minister on Sunday.

Mr. Bennett responded to the torrent of abuse as he usually does, with sphinxlike self-possession. In a chaotic Knesset session, which included a tirade delivered by the departing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr. Bennett looked sane.”

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