Gantz: Unity government, ‘but not at any cost’; Likud: He reversed his positions

Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz said Wednesday he remains committed to forming a “national emergency government” after calling off coalition talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party this week, but there’s a limit to how much he’ll compromise to do so.

In a Facebook post, Gantz put the blame for the stalled talks on Netanyahu, saying the sides had nearly reached a coalition agreement when Likud sought to change an understanding reached on judicial appointments.

“We informed them that we want a national emergency government, but not at any cost,” Gantz wrote.