Netanyahu Dissolves War Cabinet Amid Coalition Tensions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the six-member war cabinet following the exit of centrist former general Benny Gantz. The move comes amid pressure from nationalist-religious coalition partners seeking inclusion, which risked straining relations with international allies, notably the United States.


Reuters | Jerusalem | Updated: 17-06-2024 13:54 IST | Created: 17-06-2024 13:54 IST
Netanyahu Dissolves War Cabinet Amid Coalition Tensions
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the six-member war cabinet, an Israeli official said on Monday, in a widely expected move that came after the departure from government of the centrist former general Benny Gantz.

Netanyahu had faced demands from the nationalist-religious partners in his coalition, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich and National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to be included in the war cabinet, a move which would have intensified strains with international partners including the United States.

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