For Israeli party, a Palestinian state amounts to 'suicide'

February 26, 2015 3:10 PM

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Young and ambitious, with a ready smile and a quick wit, Israeli far right leader Naftali Bennett is on a mission to prevent the creation of a Palestinian state.

If, as widely expected, he takes on defense or another key portfolio after next month's election, that mission will take a big step closer to fulfillment, something his critics say could stir conflict and deepen Israel's international isolation.

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