Posts Tagged ‘gantz’

Gantz: ‘We will not allow Hamas to get foothold in Jerusalem’

The Israeli government “will not allow Hamas to get foothold in Jerusalem,” Arabs48 reported Defence Minister Banny Gantz saying yesterday. Gantz’s remarks came following a shootout that took place in Jerusalem on Sunday where a Palestinian teacher and Israeli soldiers were killed and four Israelis were wounded. Hamas claimed that the Palestinian teacher, Fadi Abu Shkeidem, 42, was one of its leaders in the Palestinian holy […]

Gantz’s housekeeper accused of spying on him for Iran, says Shin Bet 

Omri Goren, the housekeeper of Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz, has been arrested and charged with espionage over offering to spy on Gantz for Iran, Israeli media reported on Friday. According to Israeli Channel 12 news, Goren reached out to Black Shadow, a cyber-hacker group, on Telegram and proposed his help. Goren allegedly used a […]

Israel’s Gantz conducts ‘important discussion’ with US counterpart

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said yesterday that he had held an “important discussion” with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III. On Twitter, Gantz said: “I had an important discussion with my friend and partner @secdef Austin about US-Israel coordination vis-a-vis Iranian regional entrenchment & its nuclear aspirations.” I had an important discussion […]

Dutch court to hear appeal over alleged Gantz war crimes in Gaza 

A Dutch court will hear an appeal next week against Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and co-defendant Amir Eshel for their alleged role in the murder of a family during Israel’s 2014 military offensive on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli air force bombed Ismail Ziada’s family home in Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza […]

Netanyahu, Gantz said to weigh fresh partnership; all sides strongly deny notion

A television report Monday said that representatives of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader and Defense Minister Benny Gantz have again discussed a potential coalition partnership after the conflict with Gaza is over, due to the apparent collapse of the possibility of a coalition led by Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett. The […]

Gantz Orders Emergency Call-Up of Border Police to Quell Arab-Israeli Riots

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a cabinet meeting of the new government at the Chagall Hall in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem May 24, 2020. Photo: Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS JNS.org – Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered the emergency call-up of 10 reserve Border Police companies to bolster beleaguered Israel Police […]

Gantz pushes for commission of inquiry into Mount Meron disaster

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Gantz to Austin: We will work with US to ensure new Iran deal protects Israel

The US remains committed to Israel’s security and will work with the IDF to ensure its qualitative military edge in the Middle East, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Sunday shortly after meeting with Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Gantz said he told Austin Israel would work closely with the US to ensure that a new nuclear […]

Gantz: ICC’s Probe Into Israel’s Alleged War Crimes ‘Blind and Unjust’

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a cabinet meeting of the new government at the Chagall Hall in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem May 24, 2020. Photo: Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS i24 News – Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz called Friday the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into Israel’s alleged war crimes “blind […]

Blue And White And In The Red, Gantz May Be Hanging In Race To Pay Off Debt

Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Blue and White party has spent the better part of the past month polling just above the 3.25 percent vote threshold for entering the Knesset. In his best polls, Gantz wins five Knesset seats. In his worst, he falls below the threshold and wins none. In a race as close as […]

Benny Gantz won’t quit the election race. Is that for Israel’s sake, or his own?

There’s no getting around it: Benny Gantz has become a despised figure among a great many of his former voters. In March 2020, Gantz broke his main election promise and entered into talks to form a unity government with Benjamin Netanyahu. It’s hard to believe now, but it was a relatively popular move at the […]

Gantz demands Netanyahu halt transfer of vaccines to other countries

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday called for an immediate halt in plans to ship surplus coronavirus vaccines in Israel to various countries, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of acting without oversight or transparency. In a letter to the premier, Gantz said the decision to share vaccines was made without “discussions in the relevant forums.” […]

Gantz calls on Netanyahu to suspend COVID vaccine shipments to foreign countries

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What’s keeping a struggling Gantz in the election race? His injured pride

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Coronavirus Israel live: Netanyahu, Gantz trade barbs as cabinet fails to decide on reopening

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Before vote, Gantz vows to oppose extending ‘fake lockdown’ if fines not doubled

After mass funeral, Gantz says won’t agree to extend ‘fake lockdown’ Blue and White party chief claims today’s mass funeral of a top ultra-Orthodox rabbi killed by the coronavirus shows authorities are currently failing to equally enforce the lockdown restrictions on all parts of Israeli society, reiterating his stance that he won’t support extending the […]

Gantz gets Netanyahu to delay effort to legalize six West Bank communities

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AG blocked Netanyahu’s attempt to legalize outposts behind Gantz’s back

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Despite spectacularly stormy split, Lapid and Gantz may reunite for election run

Despite their acrimonious split last year, Benny Gantz’s Blue and White and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid could reunite for a joint run in the March elections, according to a Friday report. According to the unsourced Channel 13 report, Lapid is waiting to see the results of internal polling on whether the addition of Gantz to […]

Gantz, we’ll take it from here

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Gantz: I Was Wrong To Shake Netanyahu’s Hand, Parties That Oppose Him Must Unite

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Monday night said that he “was wrong” to have shaken Benjamin Netanyahu’s hand and enter into his coalition earlier this year, and pleaded for an alliance of all who oppose the premier, in order to boot him from office. “Three times, we were close to ensuring that he’d […]

Gantz assembling another inquiry panel on submarines affair

The initial committee was disbanded over restrictions placed on members by the attorney general

‘I was wrong to join Netanyahu’: Gantz calls for broad center-left coalition

Facing dire political prospects, Kahol Lavan chairman tells other party leaders: ‘Let’s unite and send Bibi home’ ■ Netanyahu calls off cabinet meeting set for Tuesday

Coronavirus Israel live: Netanyahu and Gantz agree to enact full lockdown, close education system

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Gantz: World must unite to prevent Iran from getting nuclear arms

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday urged greater international efforts to counter Iran, after the Islamic Republic ramped up uranium enrichment to levels that breach curbs on its nuclear program. “We know that Iran is continuing to ignite the region with instability and chose to raise enrichment to 20 percent. Iran is a global and […]

Gantz opposes school closures as health officials push full lockdown

Amid calls from senior health officials to tighten the current lockdown and close all schools immediately, Defense Minister and Blue and White chair Benny Gantz said Monday that he will oppose the shutdown of the education system, despite soaring coronavirus infection rates around the country. “This is the most important thing in my eyes, and […]

Gantz’s party may not make it to the ballot box intact

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Gantz, stop the ethnic cleansing in the West Bank

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Another Israeli election looms — and Netanyahu rides high, Gantz is a loser

Yesterday night, what seemed to be a last and desperate attempt to save Israel from another premature election failed. The vote in parliament was about prolonging the deadline for passing of the budget – not for 2021, but for 2020. Tonight (Tuesday) at midnight is the point at which new elections will automatically be set, […]

Gantz agrees to curb justice minister’s powers in deal with Netanyahu to stave off election

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