Gantz acknowledges ‘gaps’ in coalition talks, reaffirms demands

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz says there are “gaps” between the parties in the coalition talks of the so-called change bloc, expressing hope the issues will be resolved.

“There are gaps and there are disagreements that need to be closed,” Gantz says, noting his eight-seat party is larger than other factions set to join the coalition.

“If it was dependent on my personal ambitions, there would be no ‘change government,'” Gantz says. “I gave up the prime minister’s office. I could have been prime minister in the current government. If I had agreed [to Netanyahu’s offer] to be first in rotation for the next two and a half years — I would have been prime minister.”

Gantz is demanding the agriculture portfolio and that a Blue and White party member be placed on the Judicial Appointments Committee.

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