Citing Jordan airspace fight, Gantz accuses PM of endangering Israel’s security

Defense Minister Benny Gantz accuses Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of endangering Israel’s security, following reports the Israeli leader ordered the closing of Israeli airspace to flights heading to and from Jordan in retaliation for Amman’s delaying of a plane slated to shuttle the premier to the United Arab Emirates last week.

“Netanyahu is motivated by personal, political needs and is violating diplomatic agreements,” tweets Gantz, who heads the Blue and White party. “The attempt to bypass the defense establishment and foreign service upends the entire… decision-making system of the state.

“This just shows that he has entirely lost his reason and is doing everything to take care of himself instead of the country,” says Gantz.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Yonatan Sindel, David Cohen/Flash90)