Netanyahu, Gantz resume talks in effort to finalize deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and their negotiators will reconvene on Wednesday evening after failing to finalize an agreement in six hours of negotiations at the Prime Minister’s Residence on Tuesday.

Both sides reported making significant progress toward building a national emergency government in a meeting on late Monday night. Rather than meet all night, they decided to reconvene in the morning with their negotiating teams to complete a long-awaited agreement.

Sources in the Likud negotiating team told The Jerusalem Post earlier Monday evening that “the gaps between the two sides have narrowed but disputes remain.” Those disputes needed to be finalized by the two party leaders.