In addition, News 12 learned that already on Monday they heard in the Prime Minister’s Office about the idea of organizing the summit, on Tuesday morning the call came from the Defense Minister’s area – so Gantz did update but the Prime Minister’s Office knew beforehand.
Bennett and Gantz sat down today to discuss the solution, and now they are coming to an agreement that there may not be a tripartite summit as Gantz wanted – but there will be Defense Minister meetings with Abu Mazen and King Abdullah – separately. The new framework will give meetings less security than diplomatic and comes to the rescue, until the next crisis.
Exchange of charges
“The Prime Minister’s Office learned of the Defense Minister’s attempts to arrange a meeting with Abu Mazen and the King of Jordan a few days ago, from an Arab source,” a political source said last night – who said Gantz did not update Bennett on the move. The prime minister will make a decision. ”
Another political source claimed that the picture was completely different: “Without referring to the various publications, the defense minister will continue to act responsibly for Israel’s security interests and security stability. The prime minister is updated on any significant incident, and this is also true in this case.”
“This is a continuation of the latest tension between the defense minister’s offices and the prime minister, after Gantz announced on Thursday that he would take off for a visit to India – 4 days before Bennett’s visit to the country. The Peak of the Negev ”
On Friday, Ganz praised the conference: “Congratulations to Foreign Minister Lapid on the convening of the important summit expected next week,” he wrote on his Twitter account. “Strengthening and deepening ties between the countries, together with our most important ally, the United States, is a strategic security and economic asset.”
Congratulates Foreign Minister Lapid on convening the important summit expected next week with the participation of the foreign ministers of the countries with which we signed the normalization agreements – the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Bahrain. Strengthening and deepening ties between the countries, together with our most important ally, the United States, are a strategic security and economic asset.@yairlapid
– Benny Gantz – Benny Gantz (@gantzbe) March 25, 2022