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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:42 PM

Gantz chooses Netanyahu's incitement over Arab-Jewish partnership

Benny Gantz could have made history by forming a minority government with the support of the Palestinian parties. Instead he dismantled his own political camp and joined his rival.

By
Haggai Matar
March 26, 2020

Source: https://www.972mag.com/gantz-netanyahu-coronavirus-palestinians/

If there is one thing we can learn from the last election cycle, it is that Gantz prefers to enter into a coalition with a corrupt prime minister over working alongside Palestinians. He prefers to dismantle the political project he has led over the past three election campaigns — which was devoid of any cohesive political agenda apart from getting rid of Netanyahu — in favor of joining the prime minister under the banner of working with “anyone but the Arabs.”

There is also a lesson to be learned from so-called “pragmatic” voting. It is difficult to recount the number of people and institutions that placed Gantz’s Blue and White party on a pedestal, claiming he was the only one who could get rid of Netanyahu, and thus voting for him was the sensible thing to do. Voters even left parties such as Meretz and Labor to support an alliance of ex-IDF generals (Gantz himself bragged that he had bombed Gaza back to the stone age) and Likud defectors. All in the name of replacing Netanyahu.

Those same voters are now discovering that they supported a party without any semblance of internal democracy, ideological roots, or a clear sense of identity. They are also discovering that doing so means that some of its leaders ended up taking advantage of voters for personal political gain.

We will all pay the price for Gantz’s decision to whitewash Netanyahu’s corruption, endless rule, dismantling of the opposition, annexation, racism, occupation, siege, and war on the poor.

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Mosby Mar 2020 #3
sabbat hunter Apr 2020 #4
Israeli Apr 2020 #5

Response to Israeli (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:07 PM

1. Gantz tweeted

ישראל לפני הכל

Sure seems like he screwed his partners though, we will see.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 08:59 AM

2. Sounds a lot like Trump with his tweets

Its not about him "screwed his partners" its about how he screwed those that voted for him.....

MK Merav Michaeli of Labor said, "Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi, many Israelis took to the streets this week, people who voted for you, who supported you, who believed in you and gave you the power to replace Netanyahu. They fought to safeguard our democracy, and what do you do? You go and form a government for him."


Source :https://www.ynetnews.com/article/rylCEdcLL

Blue and White"s whole campaign was to get rid of Bibi ….its their only reason for existance .



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Response to Israeli (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:26 PM

3. Do you follow him on twitter?

His latest:

ביום הזה אני שלם יותר מתמיד.
אני שלם כי עשיתי את מה שהעם שלי צריך.
כמו בכל סוף שבוע, כמה מילים ממני

יאיר, בוגי, תודה על הדרך שעשינו ביחד בשנה האחרונה. תמיד תהיו בעיניי פטריוטים שאוהבים את המדינה ופועלים למענה מכל מקום שבו תהיו.בסוף הדרך אני מאמין שאסור לגרור את ישראל לבחירות רביעיות בתקופה כה מאתגרת כאשר המדינה מתמודדת עם משבר הקורונה והשלכותיו ועל כך אנו חלוקים. ישראל לפני הכל

https://twitter.com/gantzbe

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Response to Israeli (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:15 PM

4. The only thing I can think of

is that Gantz couldn't get a coalition even with Joint List.

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Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 05:42 AM

5. You are kind of missing the point ....

There is also a lesson to be learned from so-called “pragmatic” voting. It is difficult to recount the number of people and institutions that placed Gantz’s Blue and White party on a pedestal, claiming he was the only one who could get rid of Netanyahu, and thus voting for him was the sensible thing to do. Voters even left parties such as Meretz and Labor to support an alliance of ex-IDF generals (Gantz himself bragged that he had bombed Gaza back to the stone age) and Likud defectors. All in the name of replacing Netanyahu.


You tried to convince me once to leave Meretz and vote for Blue and White .
I didn't but many did .

As for the Joint List and a coalition , I suggest you read here :

https://www.972mag.com/joint-list-gantz-2020-elections/

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