Gantz: The First of July isn't a 'holy day' for sovereignty plan

Alternate PM tells senior US officials date for implementing sovereignty plan 'isn't holy', says fight against coronavirus more pressing.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Benny Gantz
Benny Gantz

Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) met this morning with US envoy Avi Berkowitz and US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, regarding the US government's Middle East peace plan.

Gantz made clear at the meeting that July 1 is 'not a holy day', set in stone as the date for implementing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's sovereignty plan, and that President Trump's peace plan is the best framework for advancing the Middle East peace process, adding that it should be promoted with strategic partners in the region, as well as the Palestinian Authority.

According to Gantz , the only sacred thing at the moment is to bring people back to the workforce and take care of coronavirus, even before promoting political moves.

"The only thing that is holy right now is getting people back into the work cycle and to deal with the coronavirus."

July 1st is the first day that the Likud can bring Netanyahu's sovereignty plan to the Knesset or the government.