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Netanyahu, Bennett said to hold coalition negotiation meeting in English

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with then Defense Minister Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett, March 4, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks with then Defense Minister Yamina party leader Naftali Bennett, March 4, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett held their meeting yesterday in English, even though both of them are native Hebrew speakers.

Netanyahu is known for his flawless English from his time studying in the US while Bennett grew up speaking English at home as his parents are American.

According to Channel 12, the custom started in 2006 when the two met to discuss the possibility of Bennett serving as Netanyahu’s chief of staff when the latter was head of the opposition.

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