WASHINGTON — Addressing Israeli reporters in Washington, Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz attacks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for focusing only on his personal issues and his legal woes and neglecting other national priorities.
At the same time, he continues to refuse to speak about the reports of Iran having hacked his phone, insisting that it contained no material that could potentially pose a security risk.
“I watched the Netanyahu interview last night. And I have to say is that I am very worried. It was a 40-minute interview, and it was all about Netanyahu. Nothing about the issues that Israelis are concerned about,” he says.
“Israel has to come before everything. It cannot be Bibi before everything,” he adds, using the prime minister’s nickname. “This needs to be changed.”
— Raphael Ahren