AG won’t rule now on whether PM can eject Gantz from gov’t after election

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has informed Defense Minister Benny Gantz that he will not currently examine whether the prime minister can fire his party members from the transition government should they fail to pass the electoral threshold in the March 23 vote.

Gantz fears that Netanyahu may fire him and his ministers before a new government is established and take far-reaching steps regarding the justice system and other matters.

His Blue and White party is currently polling at some 4-5 seats for the next Knesset, with 4 being the minimum to enter the parliament.

Mandelblit says any position on his part at the moment could be seen as interference in the political process.

“In the event that the question becomes relevant, I will address it,” he says.