MK David Bitan: 'Gantz is holding up; he surprises me'

MK David Bitan talks about many Likud pressures on to apply sovereignty and the functioning of the unity government.

Mordechai Sones ,

Flash 90

MK David Bitan said Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz survives well alongside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"Gantz surprises me. No matter how many blows he gets, he holds up. He waits for the moment to be Prime Minister," Biaen said in a Kan News interview.

He added that it would be very difficult to break the Likud-Blue and White agreement: "He could only explode it over the budget, or if Lapid concludes along with Netanyahu we're going to elections."

Bitan addressed the pressures over Judea/Samaria sovereignty, saying, "Blue and White isn't in the game at all, the problem is the United States. From the beginning, when the Trump plan was submitted, they haven't been whole with implementing unilateral annexation."

On his relationship with the Prime Minister, he said, "There were tensions between us, but I'm loyal to the Likud. I asked Netanyahu for the Economic Committee, and after two days he gave it to Shas. A minister I cannot be, nor do I want to be. I'm going to surprise everyone on the immigration and absorption committee."