Gantz says he’ll back Lapid if the Yesh Atid chief can form a government

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says he’d support his former partner Yair Lapid if the Yesh Atid party chief is able to form a government after the March 23 elections.

The two ran as part of the Blue and White alliance in the three elections between April 2019 and March 2020, but Lapid broke with Gantz over his decision to join a government led by Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Speaking with Channel 13 news, Gantz also resists calls from center-left factions to quit the race over fears his Blue and White party will fail to clear the electoral threshold, which he predicts he’ll easily pass.