Gantz thanks Ashkenazi, says he helped ‘block annexation plan’

Benny Gantz thanks Gabi Ashkenazi “from the bottom of my heart for [our] partnership over the last two years in service of the country” and wishes him luck going forward.

He says he respects Ashkenazi’s decision to leave the party and hails him for “bringing the Foreign Ministry back as a leading and influential ministry after years of neglect.”

He says the foreign minister “was a great help in blocking the annexation plan and promoting normalization in the region.”

Benny Gantz, head of Blue and White party, and MK Gabi Ashkenazi at an election campaign event in Kfar Saba, on Feb 12, 2020. (Gili Yaari/Flash90)