Gantz has now taken the bait – to his eternal shame.
Benny Gantz’s decision to do a deal with the [Arab] Joint List to influence President Rivlin into giving Gantz first bite at forming Israel’s next Government is reprehensible, unconscionable and against Israel’s national interest.
Gantz’ decision allows the [Arab] Joint List with just 15 of the 120 seats in the Knesset and 12.67% of the vote at the recent elections to sow discord and create confusion over the next six weeks as they plot with Gantz to overthrow Netanyahu – Israel’s longest serving and successful Prime Minister.
Gantz – and his Blue and White colleagues Moshe Ya’alon and Yair Lapid – and Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman – have chosen to get into bed with the Joint List to realize their common objective: all hate Netanyahu for a variety of personal reasons and want to see his political career ended.
A Netanyahu-Gantz-Liberman Government of National Unity comprising 105 Knesset members could have begun operating during this critical time to:
- Effectively handle the Covid-19 crisis,
- Restore sovereignty in Judea and Samaria after 3000 years in tandem with President Trump and
- Adopt a budget.
Instead – Israel now faces six weeks of political chaos and confusion as Gantz and his Netanyahu-hating coalition partners cosy up to and embrace 15 [Arab] Joint List Knesset members who revile them, Netanyahu and the Jewish State.