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Benjamin Gantz is an Israeli soldier and politician serving as Alternate Prime Minister of Israel and Minister of Defense since 2020. He served as the 20th Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from 2011 to 2015 and the 17th Speaker of the Knesset from 26 March 2020 to 17 May 2020.
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Israeli defence chief says he's preparing for consequences of West Bank annexationsIsraeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday he ordered the military to step up preparations for Israel's pending annexation of parts of the West Bank, a plan that could stoke Palestinian..
Explainer: Netanyahu hangs on in unity government in deal after inconclusive Israeli electionsPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz have signed an agreement for a unity government under which they will take turns leading Israel after three elections that neither won.
Netanyahu and rival Gantz clinch Israel power-sharing dealIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed a deal on Monday to form a national emergency government, ending a year of unprecedented political deadlock.
Israel's Netanyahu, rival Gantz sign unity government deal: joint statementIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement on Monday to form an emergency coalition government that would end a year of political..
Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz to form emergency government: TV reportIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz have reached an agreement to form a coalition government that would end a year of political deadlock, Israel's..
Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz miss government deal deadline, deadlock persistsA countdown to a fourth election in Israel in more than a year of political deadlock began on Thursday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and main rival Benny Gantz missed a deadline to form a..
Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz say near unity deal to end political deadlockIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz were nearing a deal on Tuesday to form a national emergency government to battle the coronavirus crisis and end the country's..
Israel political deadlock persists with unity deal still out of reachIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main rival Benny Gantz remained in political deadlock on Tuesday with a deal to form a national emergency government to battle the coronavirus crisis..
Netanyahu rival Gantz seeks more time to form coalition governmentIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election rival Benny Gantz asked for additional time on Saturday to try to form a government with the long-time leader, to end more than a year of political..
Israel's Gantz angers supporters with move towards unity governmentIsrael appeared headed for a unity government on Friday after opposition leader Benny Gantz moved towards an agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, disappointing voters who had hoped to..
Gantz supporters angry as he moves towards deal with Netanyahu on Israeli leadershipIsrael appeared headed for a unity government on Friday after opposition leader Benny Gantz moved towards an agreement with Prime Minister Benjmain Netanyahu, disappointing voters who had hoped to..
Israel's Netanyahu and rival Gantz move closer to unity governmentIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Benny Gantz, was elected parliamentary speaker on Thursday in a surprise maneuver that could herald a unity government keeping the veteran leader..
Gantz elected Israel's parliament speaker, signaling possible deal with NetanyahhuIsraeli opposition leader Benny Gantz was elected on Thursday as speaker of parliament in a surprise move that appeared to herald a political partnership that could keep Prime Minister Benjamin..
Israel's president tasks Netanyahu rival Gantz with forming governmentPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main political rival, former military chief Benny Gantz, received an official mandate on Monday from Israel's president to try to form the country's next government.
Israel's Arab coalition, Lieberman back Netanyahu rival GantzPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main challenger, Benny Gantz, won support on Sunday from two key parties in his bid to oust Israel's longest-serving leader and form a new government.
Israel's Gantz vows to press ahead after election setbackIsraeli centrist politician Benny Gantz pledged to press ahead on Monday after TV exit polls predicted a strong lead for his conservative rival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but did not..
Israeli challenger Gantz plays character card against NetanyahuFormer military chief Benny Gantz portrays himself as a straight-shooter who will restore simple values to Israel if he wins power in the country's third election in less than a year.
Dutch court not competent to hear war crimes case against Israel's GantzA Dutch district court on Wednesday ruled that it does not have jurisdiction to hear a case against former Israeli Armed Forces chief Benny Gantz brought by a Dutch Palestinian who lost six relatives..
Israel's Gantz praises Trump peace plan, will work to implement it after electionIsraeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz on Monday praised U.S. President Donald Trump for drafting a Middle East peace deal and committed to help implementing it after Israel's March election.
Trump to meet with Netanyahu and Gantz as he readies Mideast peace planU.S. President Donald Trump will hold back-to-back meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz on Monday as he prepares to release his long-delayed..
Trump to meet with Israel's Netanyahu and Gantz on Monday: sourceU.S. President Donald Trump will hold back-to-back meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz on Monday where he will likely share some..
Israel's Gantz, Netanyahu rival, says will meet Trump on peace planIsraeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said on Saturday he had accepted an invitation to meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.
Trump to unveil long-stalled Middle East peace plan ahead of Israeli leaders' visitU.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will release details of his long-delayed peace plan for the Middle East before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny..
Netanyahu, his rival to meet Trump on Mideast peace next week: PenceU.S. President Donald Trump has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss the White House Middle East peace plan, Vice..
Netanyahu, rival to be in Washington next week to discuss Mideast peace plan -U.S. officialU.S. Vice President Mike Pence is due to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his election rival Benny Gantz to Washington next week to discuss a U.S. Middle East peace plan, a U.S...
'Dark days' in Israel after PM and rival fail to form government, election loomsIsrael's president told lawmakers on Wednesday to name a candidate to form a new government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Gantz both failed, a move that probably sets the..
Israeli parliament seeks candidate after Netanyahu, rival fail to form governmentIsrael's president told lawmakers on Wednesday to name a candidate to form a new government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and challenger Benny Grantz both failed to clinch their own..
Netanyahu challenger Gantz fails to form new Israeli government: partyBenny Gantz, the main political challenger to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has failed to form a new government by the deadline set after he tied with the incumbent in a September..
Another Israeli election looms as deadline to form government nears with no accord reachedIsrael moved closer towards a new election on Wednesday after kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman declined to back either Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or challenger Benny Gantz with a deadline on building..
Will 'The Prince' dethrone 'King Bibi'? Israeli ex-military chief aims at premiershipConfronted by a right-wing heckler while on the campaign trail in Israel, Benny Gantz grabbed the man by the lapels, stared coolly into his eyes and rumbled: "No one's doing anything wrong by you. We..
Netanyahu rival Gantz to be named Wednesday to try to form Israeli governmentIsraeli President Reuven Rivlin will on Wednesday task centrist politician Benny Gantz with trying to form the next coalition government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed, Rivlin's office..
Trump envoy Jared Kushner to lead U.S. delegation to IsraelWhite House senior adviser Jared Kushner will lead a U.S. delegation to Israel at the end of the month to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz, a senior..
Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new governmentIsrael's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with his strongest rival, Benny Gantz, failed following an..
Netanyahu, Gantz in unity talks; may rotate as Israel PMPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz launched negotiations on Monday over a proposed Israeli unity government and a key politician said the focus was on who would lead it first..
Netanyahu, Gantz eye PM rotation in unity government, Israeli kingmaker saysPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist rival Benny Gantz on Monday held their first formal talks since Israel's deadlocked election and a politician with the power to broker a deal said..
Israel's Arab party support pushes Gantz ahead of NetanyahuIsrael's Arab-dominated Joint List party moved on Sunday to back the center-left bloc of Benny Gantz, who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing alliance, to form a new..
Israel's president floats unity government between Netanyahu and GantzIsrael's president on Sunday began consulting with party leaders to discuss who should lead the country after no clear victor emerged from last week's election, suggesting Prime Minister Benjamin..
Weakened Netanyahu's offer of unity govt rebuffed by rival GantzIsrael's weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday of a coalition with his strongest political rival swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight..