Gantz boycotts coalition votes, threatens survival of Bennett-led gov't

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Gantz boycotts coalition votes, threatens survival of Bennett-led gov't
Blue and White Party refuses to participate in Knesset votes due to disputes over pensions for IDF officers.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Published: FEBRUARY 21, 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s governing coalition had to withdraw all its bills on Monday night due to a boycott from Defense Minister Benny Gantz and his Blue and White faction over pensions for top IDF officers. Bennett invited Gantz to his Knesset office but the meeting ended without a conclusion after Gantz received word that coalition officials were accusing him of behaving in a childish manner and caring more about money for his army buddies than the security of the state.

Blue and White officials said the threats were serious and the biggest coalition crisis since the government was formed. However, Bennett downplayed the crisis at an Israel Bar Association conference later on Monday night. “Sometimes there are lots of small things” that need to be done to hold governments together, Bennett said. “I believe people will understand the need to maintain stability and save the country from more and more rounds of elections.”

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