Gantz: The question is not whether I will be prime minister at the end of the rotation

"The question is not whether I will be Prime Minister at the end of the rotation - but what the state and Israeli society will look like."

Arutz Sheva North America Staff ,

Benny Gantz
Benny Gantz
Elad Malka

A Blue and White faction meeting was held on Friday afternoon at Kibbutz Shefayim, during which the members of the party held discussions on the main issues on the agenda.

"The diplomatic issue that is on the agenda is a complex and historic process that will affect the State of Israel in the next few decades. What stands out to me is allowing a genuine process that seeks a peaceful life with our Palestinian neighbors, something which has been missing for many years. We will do this by leaning on the Trump plan while examining mutual steps also with the Palestinian side and under a guiding principle that the State of Israel was and will remain Jewish, democratic and safe," said party chairman Benny Gantz.

"Political considerations must be separated from the good of the state. The diplomatic process will be responsible and focused. The question is not whether I will be Prime Minister at the end of the rotation - but what the state and Israeli society will look like in the midst of a health, economic and social crisis. That's what I entered politics for."

On dealing with the coronavirus, he said, "The State of Israel must fight against the coronavirus and its economic and social consequences and mobilize everything needed to do so: We will support and advance an expanded budget outline to enable the state to cope with the economic, health and social difficulties that the coronavirus has brought and will bring with it.”

“The budget for five quarters is not a political consideration, but is primarily intended to enable continued support of the health system in the fight to save human lives and encourage growth of the entire economy, while assisting all the independent businesses, the unemployed and all citizens of the State of Israel."

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)



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