As Israel’s parties finalized their lists with the Central Elections Committee Thursday night, leader of Blue and White party Benny Gantz sparked a short term tumult after saying he won’t rule out forming with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party a unity government.
“We will call for a unity government and an agreement immediately after the elections,” Gantz told Hebrew media correspondents in the Knesset, as party officials registered their lists ahead of deadline day.
However, shortly afterwards, Gantz returned to the journalists and said “I did not hear the question well. I will not sit with Netanyahu, I came to replace him — make no mistakes.”
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