Israeli War Cabinet Member Calls for New Elections Amid Political Tensions: How Will Netanyahu Respond?

By Eleanor Harrison Apr3,2024
Israeli Minister Gantz advocates for early elections

In a surprising turn of events, Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz has called for new elections to be held in September. According to Gantz, this would not only increase Israel’s international support but also reduce societal divisions.

Gantz made his announcement at a press conference on Wednesday, expressing his belief that a new election would be beneficial for the country. However, he did not specify any consequences if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not comply with his demands. Additionally, he did not threaten to leave the war cabinet if his demands were not met.

Despite Gantz’s call for new elections, Netanyahu’s Likud party rejected his proposal and stated that the government would continue until all war goals were achieved. The possibility of an early election was deemed detrimental to the country and its societal cohesion by Netanyahu’s party.

Opposition leader Jair Lapid has also expressed his desire for an early election in order to secure the release of hostages and accuse Netanyahu’s leadership of lacking serious interest in their release. Many Israelis have criticized Netanyahu for not taking personal responsibility for the Gaza massacre that occurred in early October.

As a former general and opposition politician, Gantz joined the war cabinet shortly after the Gaza war began, playing a moderating role in important military decisions. His involvement may lead to more balanced decision-making within the cabinet according to observers.

By Eleanor Harrison

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