Hours before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government expires, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz urges Yamina leader Naftali Bennett to recommend that Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid be tasked with assembling a coalition.
“I know you’re a moral person, that the State of Israel is important to you and that the promise of the continued existence of the Jewish people burns in your bones. Exactly for these reasons, you must announce today that you’re joining the change government and support granting the mandate to MK Yair Lapid,” Gantz says in a video statement addressed to Bennett.
He adds: “Listen to me, don’t fall into the trap they’re trying to set for you. You’re a moral man, don’t let Netanyahu trample you.”