Blue and White minister laments that Gantz, Ashkenazi not privy to Saudi meeting

Blue and White’s Science Minister Izhar Shay laments the fact that his party’s top leaders were not updated on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surprise trip to Saudi Arabia yesterday.

“I would certainly like to see him share dramatic developments with Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who is also alternate prime minister,” Shay tells Ynet.

Israel’s Minister of Science and Technology Yizhar Shay, addressing a virtual coronavirus conference on September 15, 2020 (YouTube)

“If Netanyahu prefers to keep things to himself, that’s his conduct in running the government and I suppose he’ll keep doing that. I think it would be proper for Gantz not only to ‘be aware’ of the meeting but to help and cooperate as the country’s defense minister.”