September 19, 2019 / 11:58 AM / a month ago

Netanyahu 'surprised and disappointed' by Gantz rebuff, says open to talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Likud party headquarters following the announcement of exit polls during Israel's parliamentary election in Tel Aviv, Israel September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced disappointment at his election challenger’s rejection on Thursday of his offer to discuss forming an Israeli unity government but said he remained opened to talks.

“I was surprised and disappointed by the fact that, as of now, Benny Gantz still refuses my call to meet,” Netanyahu said on Twitter. “Gantz, my offer that the two of us meet stands. It’s what the public expects of us.”

Writing by Dan Williams

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