BREAKING NEWS

Gantz resigns from the position of Knesset speaker

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz resigned from his role as Knesset Speaker on Tuesday evening in a move to facilitate the formation of a new government by Thursday.
There is a legal dispute over whether there have to be 48 hours between Gantz quitting as Knesset speaker and the government being formed. His resignation took effect at 9:57 p.m. tonight, the Knesset secretary announced Tuesday night in a two-minute session of the Knesset plenum. 
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), who will replace Gantz as Knesset speaker, also formally resigned on Tuesday night.
Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use

Read all Tweets >