Peace talks threaten Israeli coalition

Jan 29, 2014, 1:02 PM EST
Israel's new Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party, speaks during a conference as part of the WATEC Water Technology Exhibition in the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on October 22, 2013.

Naftali Bennett, the utraconservative coalition partner of P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu, issued a veiled barb at the premier in a Tuesday speech when he promised there would be no forgiving a leader who made territorial concessions. He apologized profusely on Wednesday, but the public display of tension speaks to the domestic political impediment to the Israeli government striking a deal on a Palestinian state.


Israeli ruling coalition wobbles as U.S. peace proposal looms [Reuters]