Ashkenazi said to refuse to commit to staying in Blue and White under Gantz

Foreign Minister and Blue and White No. 2, Gabi Ashkenazi, reportedly refuses to promise to party leader and Defense Minister Benny Gantz that he will remain in the centrist-faction in the coming elections if it is headed by Gantz.

According to Channel 12 news, the two met this afternoon amid reports that Ashkenazi is seeking leadership of the party.

Blue and White chief Benny Gantz and MK Gabi Ashkenazi at an election campaign event in Kfar Saba, on February 12, 2020. (Gili Yaari / Flash90)

Blue and White is collapsing in polls and is projected to win 5-6 seats in the next election, over its electorally disastrous decision to enter Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, after pledging not to do so during its election campaign.