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Gantz Abandoned the Camp

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Until Thursday, most Israelis believed that Kahol Lavan Chairman Benny Gantz ran for prime minister in order to replace Benjamin Netanyahu. On Thursday it became clear that Gantz is Likud’s candidate for the position of speaker of the Knesset and afterward to be appointed foreign minister. Instead of Netanyahu’s successor, Gantz emerged as the successor of Yuli Edelstein and of Yisrael Katz.

It’s hard to think of a more humiliating scenario for a party that began as an alternative to the corrupt and corrupting regime of Netanyahu and for its leader, a former military chief of staff, who was the first person in more than a decade to successfully challenge Netanyahu’s rule.

After President Reuven Rivlin asked him to form the........

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