Habayit Hayehudi Leader Says Remarks Against Settlement Evacuation Will Help His Party

In last-minute appearance, Naftali Bennett, the chairman of the right-wing Habayit Hayehudi party, says he never called on soldiers to disobey orders, accuses Likud of stirring up tumult against him.

Naftali Bennett was the star of a Sunday afternoon political panel at Tel Aviv University - and not only because the Habayit Hayehudi chairman, who interviewer last Thursday that if he were still in the army he would asked to be excused if ordered to participate in the evacuation of settlements, waited until the last minute before agreeing to join in the discussion.