Former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz.
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Zionist Union leader Avi Gabbay offered former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz to lead his party and was turned down, Channel 10 news reported on Tuesday.
Gabbay declined to comment on the aired story.
Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid
also called upon Gantz to run together with his parties.
Sources close to Gantz said he had “nothing new at the moment” to reveal about his future plans.
The charismatic former general has drafted the 130 signatures of founding members necessary to form a new political party that will run in the election.
Sources close to Gantz have denied that the preparation for forming the party was a sign that he had made a final decision to either run independently with the new party or use it to negotiate with other parties that would run together.
Culture Minister Miri Regev said on Monday that it's "funny how some people think Gantz is the next messiah" when he still hasn't said anything about his views and plans should he run for office.