Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s refusal to negotiate on any of his demands in the ongoing coalition talks will ultimately lead to a third election in Israel in under a year.
In a tweet, Gantz says Netanyahu is preventing a Blue and White-Likud unity government from being formed by refusing to abandon his immunity or 55 seat-strong bloc of right-wing allies.
“Netanyahu isn’t willing to give up his bloc. Netanyahu isn’t willing to give up his his immunity,” Gantz tweeted. “Netanyahu isn’t willing to discuss the fundamentals of a unity government.”
“Netanyahu wants to drag Israel to a third election, ” the prime minister’s rival charges. “I will do everything to prevent that.”