Gantz set to travel to US on trip not coordinated with Netanyahu who is said to be fuming — report

War cabinet minister Benny Gantz, head of the National Unity party, is set to travel to Washington on Sunday on a trip that was not previously coordinated with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ynet reported tonight.

The upcoming trip has created tensions between Gantz and Netanyahu, whose associates were cited by Hebrew media as saying that the premier has “made it clear to Minister Gantz that the State of Israel only has one prime minister.”

They said the trip was organized without the prime minister’s approval and contrary to government regulations that require “every minister to clear travel in advance with the prime minister, including approval of the travel plan.”

Gantz is expected to travel to London from Washington, Ynet reported.

His visit comes as the Biden administration has grown increasingly frustrated with Netanyahu and his government.

Biden said earlier this week that Israel was going to lose international support if it maintains its “incredibly conservative government.”

The US says it is determined to reach a deal that would temporarily halt the fighting in Gaza and release the hostages taken by terrorists on October 7.

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