Gantz to remain Defense Minister?


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Gantz to remain Defense Minister?
Defense Min. Benny Gantz may be offered to join coalition in exchange for remaining in his position, sources say.
Israel National News
Nov 15, 2022

Outgoing Defense Minister Benny Gantz (National Unity) may not be an outgoing minister after all, Maariv reported. According to the report, sources involved in the coalition negotiations have said that in recent days, there has been an initiative to offer Gantz to join the coalition and remain in the Defense Ministry, thus "balancing" the right-wing government and removing the Defense Ministry from the negotiating table. According to Maariv, the initiative is put forth by those close to Gantz and those close to Shas chairman Aryeh Deri.



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He seemed to have done the job well during the last admin. Willingness to strike Demascus airport and many other strikes in Syria. He seems aggressive enough for the job. Hopefully he doesn't have / grow ulterior motives serving under a party that isn't his.


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Hmmm wonder if Netanyahu will have to let him? He's been compromised by Iran and Russia in the past and he and Netanyahu have been enemies but politics makes for strange bedfellows and maybe it will happen.