Israeli society must find a way to be more stable and untied, National Unity leader MK Benny Gantz said at The Jerusalem Post Conference gala on Sunday night. “One cannot ignore what is going on with protests against what this government calls judicial reforms,” Gantz said. “What we currently see in Israeli society is a wake-up call. Israeli society is fighting for its future image, that Israel should stay Jewish, and strongly democratic, should respect tradition but be a liberal country with an open mind.”Gantz called for Israeli society to “find a new balance, to recalibrate the way we live with one another.
“We must make sure to triangulate, to make us stable and share the same vision,” he said, specifying that Israel’s Declaration of Independence is that vision. As far as the judicial reform is concerned, Gantz said that governments must have checks on its power. “I want to be prime minister of Israel, but I want limits on my government. I want an open media,” he said.
Iran's global threat
Gantz also spoke of the Iranian threat not only to Israel, but to the entire world.
“Iran impact is a potential existential threat to the State of Israel,” he said, “but the influence Iran has on Venezuela has nothing to do with the Middle East; Iran’s interest in Western Sahara has nothing to do with the Middle East. More Saudis were attacked by Iranian proxies than Israelis.”