Bennett to Netanyahu: Israel Must Annex Settlement Blocs in Response to Palestinian Move

Economy Minister says annexation, coming in response to PA's request to join 15 UN bodies, will be similar to the imposition of sovereignty on Jerusalem and the Golan Heights by previous governments.

Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, head of Habayit Hayehudi party, has requested that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convene a cabinet meeting to discuss the annexation by Israel of the large settlement blocs, including Ariel, Ma'ale Adumim, Alfei Menashe and Gush Etzion.

Bennett's request, which was conveyed in a letter to Netanyahu on Wednesday night, was a response to the Palestinian...