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Gantz: If government fails to function, pass budget, I’ll weigh options

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Blue and White chairman and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz warned on Saturday evening that should the dysfunction in the coalition government continue and a state budget for 2021 fail to materialize in the coming weeks, he would weigh his options.

“The next few weeks will signal to me if there is an intention [on the government’s part] to work for the citizens,” Ganz told Channel 12 on Saturday.” If this does not happen… if the government does not function, I will have no choice but to think of the coming steps.”

Blue and White joined the government so it could “function in an emergency situation,” Gantz said in reference to his surprise decision in April to join a Benjamin Netanyahu-led coalition, weeks into Israel’s first COVID-19 lockdown. The decision followed three rounds of national elections in which no clear winner emerged.

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“What we are finding is that the government is not functioning. We are fighting from within and will continue to fight for the government to function,” Gantz said, adding that the priorities of the country should supersede those of Netanyahu or the Likud. The Blue and White........

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