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Naftali Bennett Is Progressive Jews' Most Unlikely Champion

Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer

The most vehement opponents to the new Bennett-Lapid government are those who on the face of it have the least in common with the now former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While the Likud MKs heckled the incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s inaugural speech on Sunday afternoon with cries of "liar" and "crook," their ultra-Orthodox colleagues in the Netanyahu camp have been outdoing them for two weeks now, in rabbinical proclamations, special press conferences, on the pages of the Haredi press and in every public utterance with all manner of ancient curses and apocalyptic predictions.

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