Benny Gantz


Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal
Gantz: Government delaying hostage deal for "political considerations"

The former war cabinet member said that the parameters of a deal were already ready weeks ago and that delays are politically motivated.

Avi Woolf | 13:38

IDF, Yoav Gallant, Betzalel Smotrich

Israel Approves Extension of Mandatory IDF Service to Three Years 

The Israeli government voted to extend mandatory IDF service for male soldiers to 36 months for the next five years, affecting current soldiers and certain female roles.

Gila Isaacson | 14.07.24

Opinion, Politics

Why is Netanyahu’s opposition foundering?

Despite easily leading in every poll, the opposition is struggling to form a potential coalition of its own. Here’s why.

Elad Nachshon | 11.07.24

Elections, Polls

New Poll: Gantz, Netanyahu, and Lapid all losing seats

A new poll Kantar poll for Kann shows the big parties losing seats, but both coalitions holding steady.

Avi Woolf | 05.07.24

Politics

Channel 14 poll: Ben Gvir loses seats to these parties

The poll also shows the Netanyahu and Gantz blocs at equal strength, with neither able to form a coalition.

Avi Woolf | 26.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

New Channel 14 Poll: Gantz at just 18 seats

A new Channel 14 poll shows Likud holding steady as the largest party with 24 seats, mainly due to Gantz, Lapid, and Liberman all falling below 20 seats.

Avi Woolf | 20.06.24

Israel-Gaza War

Netanyahu dissolves war cabinet

Following Gantz's departure from the government and the demands of Ben Gvir and Smotrich to amend its complement and powers, the Prime Minister announced an end to the war cabinet.

Liran Vainshtain, JFeed Staff | 17.06.24

Politics, Elections

Poll shows Gantz dropping, Liberman rising

A poll done for Maariv by Menachem Lazar shows Benny Gantz's party continuing its decline from its peak at the beginning of the war, with just 24 seats.

Avi Woolf | 16.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Gantz and Netanyahu's parties exchange barbs over who's "defeatist" in the war against Hamas

The former political allies in the war against Hamas are now engaging in bitter recrimination over the decisions made when they both served in the war cabinet.

Avi Woolf | 16.06.24

Hostage Update, Gantz

Gantz claims that Israel is aware of the Bibas family's fate

When asked about the condition of the Bibas family, who were taken hostage in Gaza over eight months ago, Gantz asserts that Israel knows the answer.

Eliana Fleming, JFeed Staff | 13.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Channel 14 poll: 16% of Gantz voters reconsidering voting for Gantz due to breakup of unity government

Meanwhile, 42% intend to keep voting for him, 35% never voted for him in the first place, and 8% are undecided.

Avi Woolf | 10.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Palestinian State

Smotrich: Gantz got everything he wanted - except this

Finance Minister Betzalel Smotrich addressed Benny Gantz's decision to leave the national emergency government, saying that there is nothing Gantz demanded that he didn't get - except a Palestinian state.

JFeed Staff | 10.06.24

Israel-Gaza War

Shas leader Deri to Gantz: Reconsider your decision - Israel above all

Following Benny Gantz's announcement that he and his party were leaving the national emergency government, Shas party leader Aryeh Deri called on him to reconsider for the good of the country.

Avi Woolf | 09.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Netanyahu: My door is open to any Zionist party willing to share the burden

The Prime Minister made this offer minutes after Benny Gantz announced he and his party were leaving the national emergency government.

Avi Woolf | 09.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Gantz leaves the government: Netanyahu is preventing a true victory

After delaying his planned departure due to the hostage rescue operation, Gantz and his State Camp party are leaving, after months of serving in a national emergency government.

JFeed Staff | 09.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostages, Politics

Gantz to deliver delayed statement to the press tonight at 20:00

The State Camp party leader and war cabinet member had previously planned to deliver a statement Saturday night, presumably announcing his departure from the government, but this was delayed by the rescue operation.

JFeed Staff | 09.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Politics

Gantz to give statement Saturday night, expected to leave government

State Camp party chairman and war cabinet member Benny Gantz is set to deliver a statement tomorrow night, likely to signal his departure from the government. Prime Minister Netanyahu will speak immediately afterwards.

JFeed Staff | 07.06.24

Politics, Elections

Channel 14 Poll: Gantz below 20, Liberman leads on Lapid

A new Channel 14 poll shows Netanyahu's bloc getting 57 seats and Gantz's bloc 59, with Hadash-Ta'al holding the balance.

Avi Woolf | 07.06.24

Israel-Gaza War, Hostage Deal

Gantz reconsidering ultimatum to leave government due to hostage deal progress

Despite committing to leaving the government by June 8 if Netanyahu doesn't meet a whole host of demands, the State Camp party appears to be reconsidering.

JFeed Staff | 03.06.24

Elections, Polls

Third poll shows Gantz's party under 30 seats, though his bloc still leads

Meanwhile, Likud is holding steady at 21 seats. If the elections were held today, Netanyahu's bloc would get 51 seats, Gantz's bloc would get 64 seats, and Hadash-Ta'al would hold the remaining five.

Avi Woolf | 02.06.24