Comment and Opinion
Ynet: Who’s afraid of Benny Gantz? by Yuval Karni
Senior ministers in Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party appear to be terrified of Benny Gantz and his decision to enter politics ahead of the April 9 Knesset elections. Party officials have been ordered to build up a case against the former IDF chief in order to harm his public image as a security expert and thwart any plans Gantz might have had to compete with the prime minister for the country’s leadership.
The Likud officials are concerned about the possibility of Gantz’s newly formed Israel Resilience party uniting with a center-left bloc that could endanger Netanyahu’s reelection prospects, and are collecting compromising material on Gantz from his military past, especially information relating to his role as the chief of staff during 2014 Operation Protective Edge.
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