Gabi Ashkenazi quits Blue and White, as party continues to unravel

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Gabi Ashkenazi quits Blue and White, as party continues to unravel
Ashkenazi will not be quitting post as foreign minister. Benny Gantz credited him with helping to stop annexation of the West Bank.
By GIL HOFFMAN
DECEMBER 30, 2020

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi announced on Wednesday afternoon that he is quitting Blue and White and will not run in the March 23 election. Ashkenazi will not be quitting his post as foreign minister or leaving the Knesset. He told Blue and White leader Benny Gantz of his decision and wished him well in the election. Although he was critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he said he did not regret joining the government. "Blue and White presented an alternative to Netanyahu and we decided to have influence from inside the government out of national responsibility," Ashkenazi said. Ashkenazi took credit for the Abraham Accords, saying that he changed the discourse away from annexation and opened up opportunities for peace accords.

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