Ex Chief of Staff: Netanyahu deserves to be PM unless indicted

Benny Gantz: 'I saw the prime minister working from up close - it's the hardest job in the country. It's easy to talk from the sidelines.'

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Benny Gantz
Benny Gantz
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Former IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant General (Res.) Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that he is "seriously considering" running in the next Knesset elections.

At a conference at Sapir College in Sderot, Gantz said that "if Netanyahu is elected again and there is no criminal charge, he deserves to be prime minister."

"I saw the prime minister working from up close - it's the hardest job in the country. It entails being burdened 24/7. It's very easy to stand on the sidelines and strike at those doing the work," he said.

The former chief of staff said that the term of prime ministers in Israel should be limited by law. "We must limit the term of the prime minister thorugh legislation. I am talking about any prime minister, not just Bibi.”

"Being in governmental positions over a long time leads to a kind of numbness, and a reasonable limitation is the right thing," Gantz explained.


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