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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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Israel's Netanyahu and Gantz sign unity government dealThe 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 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 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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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..
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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.
Netanyahu and Gantz move closer to unity government in surprise twistIsraeli 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..
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.
Israeli rivals hold unity government talks to tackle coronavirusBenjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz pledge to hold more talks after failing to reach a deal on Sunday.
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 election: Netanyahu seeks defectors after failing to secure majorityThe prime minister is encouraging defections from the centrist alliance of his rival Benny Gantz.
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..
Israel's Netanyahu in election lead - exit pollsThe prime minister is on course to win more seats than his main rival Benny Gantz.
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..
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