Gantz and Ya'alon in talks to run together in 'amphibious' party

The Jerusalem Post reported on Friday that a likely scenario is that Gantz would be Netanyahu's defense minister and Ya'alon would be the opposition leader after their joint list breaks up.

Former IDF chief-of-staff Benny Gantz, December 26th, 2018 (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Former IDF chief-of-staff Benny Gantz, December 26th, 2018
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, head of the new Hosen L'Israel party, and former Defense Minister Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon are in talks about the possibility of running together but in an "amphibious" party, in which they are both in and out of the government, according to Hadashot Israel News.
The 8 p.m. weekend report noted that Gantz may be willing to be part of a government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Ya'alon has publicly said he would never join any Netanyahu government. This deal, according to Hadashot, would enable Ya'alon to break off from the joint party if Netanyahu is the prime minister and Gantz joins the government.

The Jerusalem Post
reported on Friday that a likely scenario is that Gantz would be Netanyahu's defense minister and Ya'alon would be the opposition leader after their joint list breaks up.