Gantz asks Nissenkorn to resign as justice minister

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz has spoken with Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn and asked him to resign from his ministerial post due to his defection to Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai’s new party, Blue and White says in a statement.

“Nissenkorn has chosen a new political home and is therefore expected to resign,” Gantz says. “The justice portfolio is one of Blue and White’s most important assets to safeguard democracy and the rule of law, and we will continue acting the same way we have thus far.”