Benny Gantz forms new party

Former chief of staff Benny Gantz meets with number of people including Adina Bar Shalom and Michael Biton to form new party.Mordechai Sones, 10/3/2018, 12:05 PM

Report: Benny Gantz to form independent party

Former Chief of Staff reportedly leaning towards establishing a new party rather than joining an existing one.Elad Benari, 9/13/2018, 5:36 AM

Is former Chief of Staff forming political party?

Benny Gantz reportedly approached former Shin Bet chief and suggested that he join a new party he is planning to form.Elad Benari, 8/15/2018, 4:08 AM

Yachimovich: Benny Gantz should join Zionist Union

Former Labor Party leader calls on former Chief of Staff to join main opposition party.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/23/2018, 8:04 PM

Labor leader: I intend to serve as prime minister

Labor leader Gabbay denies report claiming he agreed to allow former IDF Chief of Staff Gantz to serve as party candidate for PM.Yedidya Ben-Or, 6/11/2018, 11:56 AM

'Rabbi Ronsky's path continues today'

Former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz takes part in memorial for former Chief Rabbi of the IDF, Rabbi Avichai Ronsky.Ido Ben Porat, 6/11/2018, 5:08 AM

Report: Former Chief of Staff to run for PM

Former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz may run as Zionist Union's candidate for prime minister, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2018, 1:00 PM

'PM never asked me to wiretap Mossad chief, that's nonsense'

Former Shin Bet chief denies report Netanyahu asked him to wiretap senior security officials. 'I was shocked to see the report.'David Rosenberg, 6/1/2018, 12:06 PM

Did Netanyahu ask to tap the phone of the Mossad chief?

Television report claims Netanyahu instructed the Shin Bet to tap the phones of the former Mossad chief and IDF Chief of Staff.Yoni Kempinski, 5/31/2018, 11:21 PM

Could retired general save the Zionist Union?

Zionist Union would win 24 seats to Likud's 28 according to latest poll, if ex-IDF chief of staff leads party.David Rosenberg, 4/29/2018, 7:25 PM

Terror group threatens to kill IDF Generals

Islamic Jihad releases video showing senior officers observed from the scope of a sniper rifle.Tzvi Lev, 4/19/2018, 7:31 PM

'We should have operated in Syria ages ago'

Opposition MK says Israel should have intervened in Syria's civil war years ago, admits that his opinion is only with benefit of hindsight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2018, 12:13 PM

Ex-IDF chief denies his wife is member of radical leftist group

Benny Gantz admits that he is considering joining politics, dismisses rumors that his wife is a member of the left-wing 'Machsom Watch'.Tzvi Lev, 1/25/2018, 8:21 PM

'We were killed for Jerusalem and we'll continue to defend it'

Former IDF Chief of Staff speaks at Limmud FSU event, says Jerusalem will always be Israel's capital.Ido Ben Porat, 12/22/2017, 4:03 AM

Dutch man sues former IDF Chief of Staff

Dutch citizen sues Benny Gantz and IAF commander over the death of his relatives during Operation Protective Edge.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2017, 11:18 PM

IDF soldiers back former Chief of Staff

IDF soldiers sign petition supporting former Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, say IDF needs to stay out of all politics.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2017, 8:20 AM

'We could have reconquered Gaza'

Former Chief of Staff: 'No one has any interest in reconquering Gaza,' State Comptroller's report 'totally inaccurate.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/26/2017, 7:45 AM

Former IDF chief chauffeurs his old driver to army release

Former IDF Chief of Staff surprises his old driver to take him to be released from the army.Reut Hadar, 7/5/2016, 11:11 AM

Former Chiefs of Staff to establish new 'social movement'

Benny Gantz and Gabi Ashkenazi form social movement but stress that it is not a political one.Orli Harari, 6/17/2016, 1:16 AM

'There's no need to be dragged into the headlines'

Former IDF Chef of Staff calls for calm over damning report blasting handling of 2014 Gaza war.Ido Ben-Porat, 5/6/2016, 1:41 PM

State Comptroller to publish damning report on Gaza operation

State Comptroller report on Operation Protective Edge will include sharp criticism of the government and former Chief of Staff.Orly Harari and Nitsan Keidar, 5/6/2016, 3:13 AM

Ex-Chief of Staff 'compares Israel to the Nazis'

Journalist slams Gantz for saying 'our victory over the Nazis is measured in the way we use our force.'Reut Hadar, 5/4/2016, 10:16 AM

Former IDF Chief of Staff pushes PA peace deal

'We at least have to try,' Benny Gantz insists; praises Moshe Ya'alon for 'leadership'.Tova Dvorin, 4/12/2016, 11:02 PM

Gantz in favor of 'limited Palestinian state'

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz spoke publicly on his thoughts on the establishment of a Palestinian state.Uzi Baruch, 11/23/2015, 9:43 PM

Poll: Who could topple Netanyahu as prime minister?

While much of the Israeli public is lukewarm over Netanyahu, most potential candidates could not unseat him, a recent poll reveals.Tova Dvorin, 11/22/2015, 8:01 AM

Gantz: There Are 'Positive Things' in Iran Deal

Former Chief of Staff admits a better deal with Iran was possible, but urges a look at the positive aspects of the agreement.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/26/2015, 12:19 AM

Watch: IDF Chief of Staff Gantz in Hamas's Sights

Hamas releases film showing Gantz on border tour in its binoculars during last summer's war, claiming it had him in range.Uzi Baruch, 7/20/2015, 1:22 PM

'Israeli Society Must Maintain its Unity'

Former CoS Benny Gantz and American Ambassador Dan Shapiro take part in memorial rally for the three murdered yeshiva students.Yoni Kempinski, 6/17/2015, 2:14 AM

Gantz Attends Odd Peace Concert as Rockets Explode Nearby

The man who led the IDF until recently attended a concert near Gaza border that featured an imam's call to prayer.Gil Ronen, 6/7/2015, 5:02 PM

Gantz: We Were Never Ordered to Strike Iran

Newly retired chief of staff hints that he opposed Iran strike, influencing the political echelon to avoid the move.Gil Ronen, 3/1/2015, 8:47 PM

Eizenkot to Replace Gantz as IDF Chief of Staff

Long 'changing of the guard' ceremony to involve stops in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv - and Gantz's last visit on base in uniform.Tova Dvorin, 2/16/2015, 8:19 AM

Operation Protective Edge a 'Success'

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz deflects criticism at gov't over summer war - and predicts another conflict in the north.Uzi Baruch, 2/14/2015, 7:05 PM

Benny Gantz Meets with Netanyahu Before Stepping Down

PM thanks IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz for 'excellent service' over four-year term; Gantz will step down Monday.Tova Dvorin, 2/13/2015, 8:10 AM

Rivlin to Gantz: 'You Have Led the IDF to the Highest Peaks'

President Reuven Rivlin says farewell to IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, praises staff for decision-making during Gaza war.Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2015, 8:45 AM

IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Entire Middle East is Upside Down

The instability in Lebanon, the IDF Chief of Staff said, was a good example of how the old order in the Middle East was being eroded.Moshe Cohen , 2/1/2015, 4:43 PM

IDF Chief of Staff Gantz: Do Not Underestimate Our Enemies

Speaking at IDC Herzliya, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz addresses threats to Israel and the need for peace negotiations to calm the region.Cynthia Blank, 2/1/2015, 11:21 AM

Gantz: The PA's Moves at the ICC Are Unnecessary

IDF Chief of Staff says the PA's request to join ICC is unnecessary, notes Israel conducts its own investigations when those are needed.Elad Benari, 1/9/2015, 4:14 AM

Israeli Reservists Demand End to Gaza War Probe

In a letter to IDF Chief of Staff, reservist soldiers and officers call for a halt to criminal investigations into soldiers' conduct.Cynthia Blank, 1/5/2015, 8:25 PM

Sources: Gantz Didn't Know About Gaza Border Troop Pullout

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz had no idea the army was set to remove soldiers from towns along the Gaza border, sources said.Yaakov Levi, 1/1/2015, 10:29 AM

Medal of Courage for Lt. Eitan, Hero of Protective Edge

'Eitan,' to be awarded prestigious honor for rushing into Hamas terror tunnel to save Hadar Goldin, hy"d.Uzi Baruch, 12/24/2014, 9:18 PM

Gantz on Gaza: 'Instability is a Part of the IDF'

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz vows to keep protecting Israel's borders after skirmish, but notes incident is par for the course.Tova Dvorin, 12/24/2014, 7:35 PM

Rivlin Ends Hanukkah With IDF: We're Safe Thanks to You

President and IDF Chief of Staff Gantz hold Hanukkah candle lighting with soldiers in Judea, appraise the difficulties in the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2014, 10:27 PM

General Yair Golan Appointed as Deputy IDF Chief of Staff

Golan hailed as 'experienced' and 'appropriate' to serve under Eizenkot in ceremony signifying change of staff.Yishai Karov, 12/15/2014, 6:50 PM

Gantz 'Happy' Eizenkot Appointed as Successor

IDF Chief of Staff praises his successor, hails decision made without discord amid high tensions over security.Tova Dvorin, 11/30/2014, 10:24 AM

Gadi Eizenkot Named Next IDF Chief of Staff

Major General Gadi Eizenkot will be appointed as the next Chief of Staff of the IDF, replacing Benny Gantz in February.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/28/2014, 8:18 PM

Gantz and Cohen Agree on Cooperation, End Tensions

Days after their feud goes public, IDF Chief of Staff and Shin Bet chief agree on mutual cooperation regarding Gaza.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/14/2014, 9:00 PM

Kochavi Takes Over IDF Northern Command

The former head of IDF Intelligence, General Aviv Kochavi, officially took up the post of IDF Northern Command Head on Sunday.Yaakov Levi, 11/2/2014, 4:32 PM

Watch: Thousands Run in Tel Aviv, Residents Grumble

Mayor Huldai lauds 'tradition' of Tel Aviv Night Run that attracts 25,000 including IDF Chief of Staff - but will it cost him the elections?Neri Weiss, Ari Yashar, 10/29/2014, 9:50 AM

Special Forum Marking 19th Anniversary of Rabin's Murder

Members of the General Staff of the IDF gather at the Rabin Center to mark 19 years since Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination.Uzi Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 10/20/2014, 8:21 PM

Gantz: Together, We Are Unstoppable

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz on Monday hosted representatives of all of the IDF's military wings and divisions.Yaakov Levi, 10/13/2014, 7:58 PM

Gantz Warns Hezbollah: 'We Can Hit You Like Gaza'

IDF Chief of Staff sums up Gaza operation, warns Israel is 'next in line' for enemies in Lebanon, Sinai, Syria and Iran.Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 8:13 AM

IDF Chief: Hamas Mastermind Deif Still 'Out There Somewhere'

Was Mohammed Deif killed during Operation Protective Edge? Not necessarily, said IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.Moshe Cohen, 10/2/2014, 9:49 AM

Watch: Israel Welcomes Fourth Nuclear Stealth Submarine

Netanyahu calls new INS Tanin 'a clear and pointed message to Israel's enemies'; navy flotilla welcomes most expensive IDF craft.Ari Yashar, 9/23/2014, 8:03 PM

Ya'alon and Gantz: We'll Hit Hamas Again if We Have To

Defense Minister and IDF Chief of Staff declare that if Hamas resumes the rocket fire, it will be dealt an even harsher blow.Hezki Baruch, 8/28/2014, 12:12 AM

Netanyahu Considering Imminent Hamas Ceasefire

PM discusses with senior security officials, as Egypt waits for an Israeli answer on month-long truce proposed to start tonight.Ari Yashar, 8/25/2014, 9:30 PM

Lapid: We Declared Calm Restored Too Soon

Finance Minister admits the government may have erred in telling Gaza Belt residents to head back home.Oranit Etzer, Gil Ronen, 8/11/2014, 4:06 PM

Gantz: 'Rocket Trickling' is Unacceptable

Chief of Staff says that the operation in Gaza will continue as long as necessary until complete quiet is restored in the south.Kobi Finkler and Elad Benari, 8/11/2014, 3:45 AM