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Gantz’s Mission Is to Mend the Wounds Netanyahu Left

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On Tuesday evening, two days before its expiration, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned to President Reuven Rivlin the mandate to form the next government. Rivlin announced immediately that he would reassign the task to Kahol Lavan chairman Benny Gantz, who by law has 28 days to complete it.

In announcing his decision, Netanyahu stressed that he had made every effort to bring Gantz to the bargaining table, but “time and time again he simply refused.” Gantz deserves praise for steadfastly maintaining his refusal to join a government led by Netanyahu. In doing so, he kept Kahol Lavan’s campaign promise.

Even though it’s very likely that Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit will decide to prosecute Netanyahu, we must not forget that the damage Netanyahu has caused the state and Israeli society, both as head of the opposition and as head of........

© Haaretz