Benny Gantz

Latest polls: Gantz lags behind, Netanyahu continues to climb

A new survey by Direct Polls published on Channel 14 shows that Netanyahu continues to climb opening a gap on Gantz, while Lapid remains at about 11 seats. Israelis were also asked what they thought regarding a counter-attack on Iran.

Chani Edri, JFeed Staff | 16.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Channel 12 Poll: Gantz reaches low thirties, Netanyahu coalition recovering slightly

The poll also found neither Smotrich's nor Sa'ar's party passing the electoral threshold.

Avi Woolf | 07.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Yoaz Hendel: Elections - only when war is over

The former Communications Minister told the audience at the Democracy Day conference that: "The second this is over, they will need to go. Not now."

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 04.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Elections

Lapid and Likud respond to Gantz's call for elections in September

Lapid says that six months is too long to wait for elections, while Likud calls Gantz's call "petty politics."

Avi Woolf | 03.04.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Gantz: We need a consensus date for elections in September 

In a speech he gave at the Knesset, State Camp party leader and war cabinet member Benny Gantz called for new elections to be called a year after the war began.

Avi Woolf | 03.04.24

Politics, Polls

Channel 14 Poll: Netanyahu bypasses Gantz

A Direct Polls survey commissioned by Channel 14 shows Netanyahu's Likud slightly edging out Gantz's State Camp party 24-22.

JFeed Staff | 01.04.24

Knesset Poll

Poll: Sa'ar can smile (for now), Smotrich in trouble

According to a new poll, the Religious Zionism party led by Bezalel Smotrich continues to wobble below the voter threshold, while Sa'ar manages to sneak in, and Gantz loses some of his momentum.

JFeed Staff | 29.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, US-Israel Relations

Netanyahu denies reported delegation headed to Washington

Prime Minister Netanyahu denied reports that he had reversed his decision to not send a delegation to Washington after the American abstention over a cease-fire resolution at the UN on Monday.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 27.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Gantz: "We will continue to listen to our friends, and always do what is right for Israel's security"

The minister and war cabinet member said the UN resolution passed today, which called for a ceasefire, "has no operative significance for us."

Avi Woolf | 25.03.24


Decision time for Gideon Sa'ar: Stay in or get out?

Political sources believe Gideon Sa'ar will make good on his promise to leave the government, after his demand to be made part of the war cabinet was rejected.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 24.03.24

Elections, Polls

New Poll: Sa'ar doesn't pass electoral threshold, rest of field stable

Gantz's party has declined slightly from 40 to mid-30s since Sa'ar split off from his party.

Avi Woolf | 22.03.24

Gideon Sa'ar

Sa'ar repeats his ultimatum: We won't sit in a government we don't support

Chairman of the New Hope - United Right party, Minister Gideon Sa'ar at his faction meeting: "We entered a government we opposed only because of the war and only to influence the war."

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 18.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, US-Israel Relations

Netanyahu strikes back at Schumer: New elections mean losing the war - which we won't allow

Without naming him specifically, the Prime Minister spoke of false accusations made against "the IDF, the government, and the head of the government" with the aim of stopping the war now.

Avi Woolf | 17.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Gantz: "Schumer erred in his statement"

The State Camp party chairman and war cabinet minister joined a chorus of those criticizing Senate Majority Leader Schumer's call for new elections.

Avi Woolf | 14.03.24


Gideon Sa'ar splits from Gantz's State Camp party, seeks to join war cabinet

Sa'ar: "Israel needs an establishment right-wing alternative."

Avi Woolf | 12.03.24

Israel-Gaza War

Gantz: "Our war is not against Islam"

Gantz: "Our war is not against Islam – but against those who harmed the values of Islam."

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 10.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, United Kingdom

Gantz meets with Sunak and Cameron

At the meeting, Gantz stressed the importance of eliminating Hamas.

Bentzi Rubin, JFeed Staff | 06.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Benny Gantz

Gantz to VP Harris: Ending the war now - like putting out 80% of the fire

During his meetings with VP Harris, Gantz noted the importance of the Rafah operation and was surprised by the gap between Israel and the US on the issue. 

Eitan Divinsky, JFeed Staff | 06.03.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Negotiations

American officials pressuring Israel: cease-fire with or without hostage deal

America officials are taking advantage of Minister Gantz's arrival in the US to press for a cease-fire without a hostage release, but Israel has clarified that, "a cease-fire without a deal is a victory for terror."

Eitan Divinsky, JFeed Staff | 05.03.24

Voting Survey

Latest poll: Gantz stronger than ever, Smotrich still below voting threshold  

According to a "Ma'ariv" poll, the State Camp led by Benny Gantz continues to gain strength, while the Religious Zionism Party headed by Bezalel Smotrich remains below the voting threshold. 

JFeed Staff | 01.03.24