Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu convened a meeting to discuss the boycott, divestments and sanctions threat to Israel, although ministers from the Yesh Atid and Hatnua parties were not invited, reports NRG, an Israeli right wing news website on Monday.
The discussion was originally scheduled 10 days ago, but was rescheduled for Sunday due to tensions between the Prime Minister and Naftali Bennett, head of the Jewish Home party. The website reports that unlike the original meeting, many ministers were not invited to Sunday’s discussion – including Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid, Yaakov Perry and Shai Piron, as well as Justice Minister Tzipi Livni.
Ministers who did participate include Avigdor Liberman and Yuval Steinitz (Likud-Beytenu) and Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home. The proposal discussed by the ministers was prepared by Yossi Kuperwasser, Director of the Ministry for Strategic Affairs, headed by Steinitz. Also present were representatives of the Mossad, Shin Bet and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).
According to NRG, the discussion was secret and none of the ministers who participated would leak its contents.