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Likud MK seeks to convince Gantz to leave government, become PM

Minister of Defense Benny Gantz speaks with Likud parliament member Miki Zohar during a vote at the Knesset, on August 24, 2020. (Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL vis Flash 90)
Minister of Defense Benny Gantz speaks with Likud parliament member Miki Zohar during a vote at the Knesset, on August 24, 2020. (Oren Ben Hakoon/POOL vis Flash 90)

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud is attempting to persuade Blue and White’s Benny Gantz to leave the government and form an alternate coalition with right-wing parties.

“If Benny Gantz wants to be prime minister, he will be prime minister — right now,” Likud MK Miki Zohar tells the Knesset channel.

Zohar later tweets at Gantz: “Join us to form a national government without the left and without representatives of the Islamic Movement and save the people of Israel from this bad government.”

Gantz, the defense minister who previously joined a power-sharing government with Likud, does not immediately respond.

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