Gantz says there’s no way to avert elections, denies unity bid with Netanyahu

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is misleading the public with his calls to cancel the September elections, saying such a maneuver is “legally impossible.”

“Netanyahu lost it… Netanyahu pressed the button to dissolve the Knesset and there is no way back,” says Gantz at a press conference. “What we’ve seen is the past few days is Netanyahu’s ‘House of Cards’-esque spin.”

“Netanyahu is once again misleading the citizens of the State of Israel,” says Gantz.

He rejects the possibility of forming a unity government now with Likud, ahead of the September vote, and said Netanyahu did not contact the centrist party during coalition negotiations last month.

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