The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

IS­RAEL’S MIN­IS­TER of Econ­omy Naf­tali Ben­nett was as­saulted at the Peace Con­fer­ence this week. Through­out his 15-minute pre­sen­ta­tion, Mr Ben­nett was heck­led with calls of “fas­cist” and “mur­derer”. Amos Schocken, owner of

said: “People here were will­ing to talk to Arafat; it can’t be that we will not hear Naf­tali Ben­nett.”

On Mr Ben­net’s way out, around 25 par­tic­i­pants as­saulted him, one of them strik­ing him on the back. down­played the in­ci­dent, claim­ing that Min­is­ter Ben­net had ex­ag­ger­ated events in or­der to gen­er­ate head­lines.

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