Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Sunday, March 27, 2022
Bennett criticized by right wing for using term ‘West Bank’ while meeting Blinken
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is taking flak from settler leaders and right-wing media after using the term “West Bank” during a press conference with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, rather than using the Biblical names of “Judea and Samaria” to refer to the area.
“Another moral lapse by the government,” says Yigal Dilmoni, the CEO of the Yesha Council settlements umbrella group.
Beit El Mayor Shai Alon calls Bennett a “danger to Israel.”
0404, a fringe news site known for its support of former premier Benjamin Netanyahu, carriers a headline branding Bennett’s remarks “full-on leftism.”