Science minister becomes 7th member of Blue and White to jump ship

Science and Technology Minister Izhar Shay informs Blue and White leader Benny Gantz he’s leaving the party, becoming the seventh member of the centrist list to jump ship.

Shay thanks Gantz, and says: “I admire Benny,  respect him very much and wish for Israel to have more leaders like him — with modesty, honesty, personal example, and unconditional sacrifice for the good of the state.”

Izhar Shay poses at the Knesset, on April 29, 2019 (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)