Gantz: If I lose my Knesset seat, Netanyahu will turn Israel into a monarchy

Blue and White leader warns PM will immediately fire the AG and all his party’s ministers if it fails to make it back into parliament next month

Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits the Israel-Lebanon border on November 17, 2020. (David Cohen/Flash90)

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz warned on Friday that if his party fails to make it back into the Knesset in next month’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will immediately fire the centrist slate’s ministers and remove all remaining checks on his power.

“If I do not cross the electoral threshold needed to enter the Knesset, Netanyahu on the very next day will fire all Blue and White ministers, fire [Attorney General Avichai] Mandelblit, block the appointment of incoming state prosecutor Amit Aisman, appoint [Likud’s Amir] Ohana as justice minister, and take us in the direction of a kingship. There will be a change of regime before our eyes,” an embittered Gantz said during a fiery interview with Channel 12.

“This place will become a monarchy,” he said.

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