Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Gantz asks Supreme Court for six-month extension for haredi Draft Law

Haredi MKs suspect opposition parties of delaying a decision until after elections - in order to use it as a key campaign issue.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 11:20 PM
Israel will not oppose US sale of F-35s to UAE

Israel will not oppose US sale of F-35s to UAE

Defense Minister Gantz says negotiations on sale of F-35s to UAE were concealed from the defense establishment.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/23/2020, 8:20 PM
'US promised to preserve Israel's qualitative military edge for the next 4 years'

'US promised to preserve Israel's qualitative military edge for the next 4 years'

Security official says agreement signed between Defense Minister Gantz and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is very important.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2020, 10:00 PM
US reaffirms commitment to Israel's qualitative military edge

US reaffirms commitment to Israel's qualitative military edge

Defense Minister Benny Gantz and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper sign joint declaration on US commitment to Israeli's military edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/22/2020, 7:12 PM
Senior Likud Official: 'Blue and White's behavior is leading us to new elections in March'

Senior Likud Official: 'Blue and White's behavior is leading us to new elections in March'

As Netanyahu, Gantz trade blame for ongoing budget battle, senior Likud official tells Arutz Sheva that new elections are an inevitability.Hezki Baruch, 10/21/2020, 2:39 PM
'Things are happening' in Syria, says Defense Minister Benny Gantz

'Things are happening' in Syria, says Defense Minister Benny Gantz

Gantz describes an evolving security policy according to which "no incident passes without a response from us."Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2020, 9:57 AM
Gantz calls COVID vaccine human trial 'source of national pride'

Gantz calls COVID vaccine human trial 'source of national pride'

Defense Minister Gantz at IIBR, as COVID vaccine human trials to begin this month: 'Source of national pride'. Commercial name: BrilifeArutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2020, 9:50 PM
'There can't be one law for some, and another law for others'

'There can't be one law for some, and another law for others'

Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz addresses haredi guideline violations and dispute with Likud over budget.Hezki Baruch, 10/19/2020, 4:05 PM
As Iran arms embargo expires, Gantz vows to curb Iran's expansion

As Iran arms embargo expires, Gantz vows to curb Iran's expansion

Defense Minister vows to do 'whatever is necessary' to prevent Iran from expanding across the Middle East, as arms embargo expires.David Rosenberg, 10/18/2020, 4:02 PM
Defense Minister Gantz released from hospital after being tested

Defense Minister Gantz released from hospital after being tested

Gantz was hospitalized about two months ago for back surgery after aggravation in a back injury incurred during his military service.Kobi Finkler, 10/18/2020, 11:59 AM
Defense Minister Benny Gantz: We'll maintain security interests, qualitative edge

Defense Minister Benny Gantz: We'll maintain security interests, qualitative edge

Gantz speaks at Abraham Accords Knesset hearing, supports deal, calls on Netanyahu to stop "obsessive preoccupation with state institutions"Yoni Kempinski, 10/15/2020, 1:49 PM
Netanyahu, Gantz agree: Lockdown to be extended until Sunday

Netanyahu, Gantz agree: Lockdown to be extended until Sunday

Lockdown to remain in effect until midnight on Sunday. Cabinet may decide to ease restrictions on Thursday if morbidity data improves.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2020, 10:15 PM
Minister Elkin: Even in the worst poll, the Likud is the largest party

Minister Elkin: Even in the worst poll, the Likud is the largest party

Minister Ze'ev Elkin blasts Benny Gantz. "His speech is either a spin or he has decided to go to elections."103FM, 10/13/2020, 6:35 AM
Gantz: No more restraint on budget issue

Gantz: No more restraint on budget issue

Blue and White chairman vows that 2021 budget will be passed in December. 'I suggest that they not try us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2020, 3:36 PM
Haredi parties: Gantz holding draft law hostage

Haredi parties: Gantz holding draft law hostage

Haredi parties accuse Defense Minister of using draft law to force them to pressure PM to compromise on the 2021 budget.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020, 9:43 AM
Gantz: 'We have the strategic tools to face Iran'

Gantz: 'We have the strategic tools to face Iran'

'The Iranians understand that our cooperation gives us new options and strategies,' Israeli Defense Minister tells Arab journalists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/4/2020, 9:33 PM
Benny Gantz: 'New coronavirus tests will give results in just 23 minutes'

Benny Gantz: 'New coronavirus tests will give results in just 23 minutes'

Defense Minister Gantz says Israeli testing facility will soon have new coronavirus tests able to give results in 23 minutes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/4/2020, 5:02 PM
Gantz: We will appoint new State Attorney

Gantz: We will appoint new State Attorney

Gantz: We will move forward with State Attorney appointment, and will work on appointment of permanent Police CommissionerArutz Sheva, 10/2/2020, 5:00 PM
Heated exchange between Netanyahu, Gantz in Coronavirus Cabinet

Heated exchange between Netanyahu, Gantz in Coronavirus Cabinet

Gantz: We're driving the public crazy. Netanyahu: Don't tell me what is or isn't crazy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/30/2020, 10:44 PM
The test of Benny Gantz

The test of Benny Gantz

Will the DM again postpone applying law passed by predecessor Naftali Bennett to curb terrorists' salaries?Shimon Cohen, 9/29/2020, 7:23 PM
Coronavirus carrier coughs at police checkpoint

Coronavirus carrier coughs at police checkpoint

Bnei Brak coronavirus carrier questioned at checkpoint and admitted being carrier; he was fined for breach of isolation and sent home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2020, 3:51 PM
Gantz: I ask you - do not lend your hand to division and hatred

Gantz: I ask you - do not lend your hand to division and hatred

Ahead of Yom Kippur, Defense Minister calls for unity in the fight against the coronavirus.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 9/27/2020, 6:21 PM
Gantz: We won't let government ban demonstrations

Gantz: We won't let government ban demonstrations

Defense Minister vows Blue and White will prevent government from using emergency powers to ban demonstrations during pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2020, 12:15 PM
Science and Technology Minister resigns, then changes mind

Science and Technology Minister resigns, then changes mind

Science and Technology Minister Izhar Shay announces resignation over lockdown, then backtracks after meeting with Gantz.Ido Ben Porat, 9/25/2020, 3:28 AM
Gantz: We are fighting for our lives

Gantz: We are fighting for our lives

Defense Minister calls on public to obey new lockdown restrictions, including on prayers and demonstrations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2020, 8:50 PM
Gantz, US Defense Secretary discuss Israel's military edge

Gantz, US Defense Secretary discuss Israel's military edge

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2020, 11:32 PM
Defense Minister Gantz meets Kushner, discuss 'additional accords'

Defense Minister Gantz meets Kushner, discuss 'additional accords'

Gantz at conclusion of Kushner meeting: 'We'll work in partnership to further regional stability through normalization with more countries.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2020, 11:06 PM
Gantz takes off for quick trip to US

Gantz takes off for quick trip to US

Defense Ministry will meet with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and other senior administration officials.Ido Ben Porat, 9/22/2020, 2:04 AM
Gantz affixes new mezuzah at his home

Gantz affixes new mezuzah at his home

Hours before his departure for Washington, Defense Minister affixes mezuzah with help of Chabad emissary in Rosh HaAyin.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2020, 12:06 AM
Benny Gantz heads to Washington

Benny Gantz heads to Washington

Defense Minister Benny Gantz to fly to Washington Monday for meetings with top US military brass as UAE presses US on sale of F-35 fighters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2020, 10:10 AM
IDF forces to be deployed in 30 localities

IDF forces to be deployed in 30 localities

Defense Minister holds situational assessment ahead of closure of the Alon headquarters before the holidays.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/18/2020, 11:56 AM
Gantz: Coronavirus will be here through end of 2021

Gantz: Coronavirus will be here through end of 2021

Alternate prime minister warns coronavirus crisis will not be resolved quickly even if a vaccine is developed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/15/2020, 6:39 PM
Gantz: I do not have to sit there as an extra and applaud

Gantz: I do not have to sit there as an extra and applaud

Defense Minister responds to not being invited to join signing ceremony of peace agreement with the UAE.Ben Ariel, 9/15/2020, 2:15 AM
Gantz speaks with Bahraini defense minister

Gantz speaks with Bahraini defense minister

Israeli defense minister speaks with his Bahraini counterpart a day before the signing of the Abraham Accords.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/14/2020, 6:57 PM
Benny Gantz, Naftali Bennett, praise Bahrain-Israel agreement

Benny Gantz, Naftali Bennett, praise Bahrain-Israel agreement

'When Arab neighbors understand that the nation of Israel will never leave, regional stability and peace become possible,' Bennett says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2020, 8:29 PM
After a six-month freeze, 5,000 housing units authorized in Judea & Samaria

After a six-month freeze, 5,000 housing units authorized in Judea & Samaria

Likud MK admits: We froze construction to curry favor with the United StatesArutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2020, 10:21 PM
Cabinet: Bodies of terrorists will not be returned

Cabinet: Bodies of terrorists will not be returned

Political-Security Cabinet approves DM Gantz's demand not to return the bodies of terrorists to Gaza or PA-controlled areas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2020, 3:59 PM
Benny Gantz: 'Netanyahu's attacks are a slap in the face of the nation'

Benny Gantz: 'Netanyahu's attacks are a slap in the face of the nation'

DM Gantz slams PM Netanyahu, says he 'sees a lot of tricks, it could be Netanyahu will break apart coalition.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2020, 1:46 PM
Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits IDF Land Forces HQ

Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits IDF Land Forces HQ

Gantz then visited Kfir Brigade and received overview of exercise and effectiveness of simulation training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/1/2020, 10:42 PM
Bereaved mother Leah Goldin: 'It feels like a betrayal'

Bereaved mother Leah Goldin: 'It feels like a betrayal'

Mother of Hadar Goldin: 'Netanyahu, Gantz, Kochavi again blatantly violate commitment to Israeli citizens and IDF soldiers.'Mordechai Sones, 9/1/2020, 6:57 PM
Gantz: This is a historic moment of true hope for peace

Gantz: This is a historic moment of true hope for peace

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says Israeli-US flight to UAE Monday represents a 'true hope for peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/31/2020, 11:31 AM
Gantz: 'The Palestinian Authority needs to come back to negotiating table'

Gantz: 'The Palestinian Authority needs to come back to negotiating table'

US delegation including Jared Kushner meets with Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2020, 7:54 PM
Smotrich to Gantz: Make Cave of Patriarchs accessible immediately

Smotrich to Gantz: Make Cave of Patriarchs accessible immediately

Yamina MK Bezalel Smotrich calls on Defense Minister Gantz to implement decision to make Hebron holy site disabled accessible without delay.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2020, 10:03 AM
Gantz: Netanyahu seeks to divide Israelis

Gantz: Netanyahu seeks to divide Israelis

Alternate PM meets with haredi reporters, says draft law is ready to be passed, expects haredi parties to abide by agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 3:51 PM
Gantz: We'll respond forcefully to attacks on our border

Gantz: We'll respond forcefully to attacks on our border

Israeli Defense Minister responds to escalations on border with Gaza, Lebanon frontier. 'We won't let Nasrallah hurt our soldiers.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 11:20 AM
Benny Gantz orders Blue and White to cease attacks on Likud

Benny Gantz orders Blue and White to cease attacks on Likud

At party meeting, Gantz asks Blue and White ministers, MKs, to avoid attacking PM Netanyahu and Likud party in the media.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2020, 11:13 AM
Israel and UAE Defense Ministers hold official phone call

Israel and UAE Defense Ministers hold official phone call

Mohammed bin Ahmad Al Bawardi and Benny Gantz agree to establish "solid bilateral relations for the benefit of the countries"Arutz Sheva, 8/25/2020, 6:14 PM
Benny Gantz: 'We'll continue to prevent Iranian expansion'

Benny Gantz: 'We'll continue to prevent Iranian expansion'

DM Gantz tells British FM: Iran continues to further its nuclear plan, disrupts regional stability.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2020, 2:44 PM
Strategic Affairs Minister to British FM: Let’s stop anti-Israel delegitimization

Strategic Affairs Minister to British FM: Let’s stop anti-Israel delegitimization

Strategic Affairs Minister Farkash-Hacohen urges British FM Dominic Raab to 'stop anti-Israel delegitimization.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2020, 1:56 PM
Knesset approves bill to push off budget deadline

Knesset approves bill to push off budget deadline

Final vote delays the deadline to pass the state budget by 120 days right before the Knesset would have been dissolved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/24/2020, 10:20 PM
Watch: Gantz and Ashkenazi meet Pompeo

Watch: Gantz and Ashkenazi meet Pompeo

Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi met with US Sec. of State Pompeo in JerusalemArutz Sheva, 8/24/2020, 4:09 PM
Head of Shomron Regional Council: We must not go to elections right now

Head of Shomron Regional Council: We must not go to elections right now

Yossi Dagan: The worst thing for the State of Israel would be going to a fourth election in a year and a half.Hezki Baruch, 8/24/2020, 6:09 AM
If it quacks like elections…

If it quacks like elections…

With government collapse looming, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz is willing to compromise, but his No. 2 is holding him back. Opinion.Mati Tuchfeld, 8/23/2020, 4:10 PM
Minister of Defense Gantz: 'Hamas will suffer a very severe blow'

Minister of Defense Gantz: 'Hamas will suffer a very severe blow'

Minister of Defense outlines the IDF's course of action after a meeting with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv KochaviYehoshua Siskin, 8/21/2020, 4:41 PM
'Accept this compromise and we can prevent elections'

'Accept this compromise and we can prevent elections'

PM speaks to Alternate PM days before deadline to approve budget or face new elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2020, 9:02 PM
Morbidity reduced in 'orange and red cities'

Morbidity reduced in 'orange and red cities'

Defense Ministry reports numerous cities see improvement in color status as anti-coronavirus measures achieve results.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/20/2020, 3:40 PM
Gantz: We're ready for compromises, but only based on the agreement

Gantz: We're ready for compromises, but only based on the agreement

Blue and White convenes to discuss budget crisis and the threat of elections.Hezki Baruch, 8/20/2020, 12:05 AM