National Unity party leader Benny Gantz says he has called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and urged him to immediately halt legislation on the judicial overhaul and meet for talks, warning the country was spiraling toward civil war.
“Close the Knesset now and do not open it until we calm things down. Stop everything and we will drive from here to the President’s Residence in Jerusalem,” he tells the Knesset, referring to President Isaac Herzog’s call to host negotiations on the reform.
Gantz accuses government ministers of fanning the flames.
“Civil war is on our doorstep and the coalition is running toward it with eyes closed,” Gantz says.
“Rothman, Ben Gvir and Levin are running around with torches trying to set the country on fire at any price and Netanyahu is fueling this for his private needs,” Gantz says.
Netanyahu responds, saying his door is always open for talks.