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Benny Gantz

Israeli general and politician

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Benny Gantz: Israeli general and politician
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 annexations

Israeli 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..
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Israel's unity government to be sworn in after long political crisis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz agree to share power amid virus crisis.
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Israel coalition deal a victory for Netanyahu forged in isolation

Israel's PM has turned his chief challenger, Benny Gantz, into his chief deputy, writes Tom Bateman.
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Explainer: Netanyahu hangs on in unity government in deal after inconclusive Israeli elections

Prime 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.
Reuters - Published

Netanyahu and rival Gantz clinch Israel power-sharing deal

Israeli 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.
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Israel's Netanyahu and Gantz sign unity government deal

The agreement, which ends a year of political paralysis, will see the pair rotating the premiership.
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Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz to form emergency government: TV report

Israeli 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..
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Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz miss government deal deadline, deadlock persists

A 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..
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Israel's Netanyahu, Gantz say near unity deal to end political deadlock

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and political 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..
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Israel political deadlock persists with unity deal still out of reach

Israeli 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..
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Netanyahu rival Gantz seeks more time to form coalition government

Israeli 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..
Reuters - Published

Israel's Gantz angers supporters with move towards unity government

Israel 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..
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Gantz supporters angry as he moves towards deal with Netanyahu on Israeli leadership

Israel 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..
Reuters - Published

Israel election: Netanyahu rival Gantz ‘agrees emergency unity government’

Benny Gantz is reportedly set to share power with PM Benjamin Netanyahu, ending a year of political deadlock.
BBC News - Published

Netanyahu and Gantz move closer to unity government in surprise twist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival, Benny Gantz, was elected Speaker of parliament on Thursday in a surprise manoeuvre that could herald a unity government keeping the veteran..
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Gantz elected Israel's parliament speaker, signaling possible deal with Netanyahhu

Israeli 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..
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Israel's president tasks Netanyahu rival Gantz with forming government

Prime 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.
Reuters - Published

Israeli rivals hold unity government talks to tackle coronavirus

Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz pledge to hold more talks after failing to reach a deal on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Israel's Arab coalition, Lieberman back Netanyahu rival Gantz

Prime 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.
Reuters - Published

Israel election: Netanyahu seeks defectors after failing to secure majority

The prime minister is encouraging defections from the centrist alliance of his rival Benny Gantz.
BBC News - Published

Israel's Gantz vows to press ahead after election setback

Israeli 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..
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Israel's Netanyahu in election lead - exit polls

The prime minister is on course to win more seats than his main rival Benny Gantz.
BBC News - Published

Israeli challenger Gantz plays character card against Netanyahu

Former 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.
Reuters - Published

Dutch court not competent to hear war crimes case against Israel's Gantz

A 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..
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Israel's Gantz praises Trump peace plan, will work to implement it after election

Israeli 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.
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Trump to meet with Netanyahu and Gantz as he readies Mideast peace plan

U.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..
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Trump to meet with Israel's Netanyahu and Gantz on Monday: source

U.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..
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