‘If Gantz first in rotation – danger to country’
Sept. 23, 2019
NN – Dr. Hagai Ben-Artzi, the brother-in-law of the Prime Minister, calls on the Prime Minister not to surrender the right to be first in a rotational government, if such arises. According to him, giving the years of premiership first to Benny Gantz would be national irresponsibility and a dangerous act.
“As part of the rotation option, which is the only option for forming a government, one thing should be clear: Benny Gantz must not be first to take on the post of prime minister,” Dr. Ben-Artzi says in an interview with Arutz Sheva. “To me it’s national irresponsibility to let a person who doesn’t have one moment of political and economic experience to jump into the prime minister’s office.
“The State of Israel isn’t an experimentation laboratory or playground for children. It is perhaps the most difficult and complex country in the world,” says Ben Artzi, describing the rich and successful experience of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who led Israel to its most successful decade in its history. Standing opposite him is a novice who’s set up a bankrupt company in the civilian world, lost tens of millions of dollars, and also got involved with the police in a fraud case.”
“Gantz can only be in the government after sitting in government two years and learning what the Knesset is, what government and policy are, meeting people around the world and only in two years there’s a reasonable possibility. I urge Bibi not to give up on this issue. It would be better to have a third election than allow Gantz,” he says. He emphasizes that the importance of giving seniority in a rotational government is not just about the legal reasons that everyone is talking about, but mainly about necessity for Israel’s future and security.
We asked Dr. Ben Artzi if Benny Gantz’s experience as Chief of Staff controlling a large army that contains within it a sort of treasury, education and religious ministries and more, apart from the various corps, wouldn’t all those prepare him for the premiership?