Likud continues to court Gantz

Likud pressuring Blue and White chairman to form an alternative government with them in the current Knesset.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Gantz Bennett
Gantz Bennett
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The Likud is trying in every way to thwart the new government and is focusing on Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz.

Channel 12 News journalist Daphna Liel reported that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid cannot form an alternative government headed by them in the current Knesset because that is what the coalition agreement signed between them states, but Benny Gantz could do so if he desires, unless the law is changed.

In addition, the Likud claims, Gantz is not really satisfied that Bennett won the Prime Minister's job and that Lapid is supposed to be his successor, and as such, the Likud has set its sights on him, believing that his frustration with the matter could cause him to rebel.

The Likud is promoting the candidacy of Gantz’s close associate, former Minister Omer Yankelevitch, for the prestigious position of chairman of the Keren Hayesod - and not by chance, according to Liel. Gantz very much wants Yankelevitch to be appointed for the post, and the Likud knows that if she serves in that position, she may be able to influence Gantz in the future and channels will be opened for dialogue between the parties.