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, Tuesday, 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, Tuesday, 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, Tuesday, 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, Tuesday, 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, Monday, 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, Friday, 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
Benny Gantz: 'Joint exercise with Germany contributes to IAF's continued superiority'

Benny Gantz: 'Joint exercise with Germany contributes to IAF's continued superiority'

DM Gantz speaks with German DM Kramp-Karrenbauer, thanks her for commitment to relationship with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2020, 2:32 PM
Benny Gantz discharged from the hospital after surgery

Benny Gantz discharged from the hospital after surgery

Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz to recuperate at Kfar HaMaccabiah hotel in central Israel after being released from hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2020, 1:08 PM
Israel closes Gaza fishing zone until further notice

Israel closes Gaza fishing zone until further notice

Decision made in light of the rocket attack from Gaza and the firing of incendiary balloons.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/16/2020, 6:00 AM
Nurse present during Gantz surgery diagnosed with coronavirus

Nurse present during Gantz surgery diagnosed with coronavirus

Defense Ministry reports that Gantz didn't come in direct contact with the nurse diagnosed with coronavirus, won't have to be quarantined.Arutz Sheva Staff , 8/13/2020, 3:30 PM
Israel halts entry of fuel to Gaza

Israel halts entry of fuel to Gaza

Gantz orders halt to the entry of fuel into the Gaza Strip in response to incendiary balloon attacks.Elad Benari, 8/13/2020, 6:24 AM
Benny Gantz to undergo back surgery

Benny Gantz to undergo back surgery

Defense Minister to undergo surgery for old army injury tomorrow morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2020, 8:46 PM
From morning: Incendiary balloons ignite 60 fires

From morning: Incendiary balloons ignite 60 fires

One of the fires broke out near the Mekorot facility. Firefighters gained control of all fires.Mordechai Sones, 8/11/2020, 7:11 PM
'If Hamas continues with terror balloons, we'll respond with force'

'If Hamas continues with terror balloons, we'll respond with force'

After closure of Gaza crossing, Defense Minister Gantz warns Hamas that Israel will respond with force if terror balloon attacks continue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2020, 1:32 PM
Minister Katz: You do not threaten the Prime Minister

Minister Katz: You do not threaten the Prime Minister

Finance Minister blasts Gantz: If you want to show responsibility, you have to separate the political debate from the budget.Ben Ariel, 8/11/2020, 6:46 AM
Will Gantz be Prime Minister? 'It depends on him'

Will Gantz be Prime Minister? 'It depends on him'

Netanyahu: If Gantz stops serving as the head of a faction that is a government within a government, he will be Prime Minister.Ben Ariel, 8/11/2020, 4:33 AM
Gantz reveals: Cabinet never discussed Judea/Samaria sovereignty

Gantz reveals: Cabinet never discussed Judea/Samaria sovereignty

Briefing MKs, defense minister indicates it's up to Netanyahu to advance approval of move.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2020, 5:22 PM
Benny Gantz: 'No Knesset means no Draft Law'

Benny Gantz: 'No Knesset means no Draft Law'

DM Benny Gantz calls for 'comprehensive reform' in IDF service, urges passage of Draft Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2020, 1:16 PM
Sa'ar: We must not go to an election

Sa'ar: We must not go to an election

Likud MK on the political crisis surrounding the budget: Elections will be a direct blow to the state.Elad Benari, 8/10/2020, 2:03 AM
Benny Gantz outraged at Netanyahu, lets loose during Coronavirus Cabinet meeting

Benny Gantz outraged at Netanyahu, lets loose during Coronavirus Cabinet meeting

Alternate PM Gantz launches into tirade against Netanyahu during Coronavirus Cabinet meeting, accuses PM of taking credit for his work.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2020, 9:28 PM
Netanyahu, Gantz clash during stormy Coronavirus Cabinet meeting

Netanyahu, Gantz clash during stormy Coronavirus Cabinet meeting

Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Prime Minister Netanyahu trade insults during meeting of the government's Coronavirus Cabinet.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2020, 4:20 PM
Gantz: No compromise on budget

Gantz: No compromise on budget

Blue and White leader tells his party the only people in Israel who want new elections are Netanyahu and Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2020, 1:04 PM
Gantz: I do not regret for a second entering the government

Gantz: I do not regret for a second entering the government

Blue and White chairman does not intend to fold on the budget: "I do not want elections - but I do not intend to back down."Ben Ariel, 8/9/2020, 5:41 AM
Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Gantz to haredim: Draft Law in exchange for preventing elections

Report: Gantz spoke to haredi leaders and indicated he would support the Draft Law if they pressure Netanyahu not to go to election.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/6/2020, 4:37 AM
Ashkenazi: Gantz will remain Blue and White chairman

Ashkenazi: Gantz will remain Blue and White chairman

Foreign Minister calls on Likud to resolve budget crisis: "This crisis can be resolved in one minute."Elad Benari, 8/5/2020, 5:42 AM
Gantz mulling anti-Netanyahu legislation

Gantz mulling anti-Netanyahu legislation

Gantz's associates reportedly considering a law to disqualify a candidate with an indictment from running for PM.Ben Ariel, 8/5/2020, 3:05 AM
Defense Ministry to establish 2 new COVID-19 testing labs

Defense Ministry to establish 2 new COVID-19 testing labs

New labs to carry out tens of thousands of new coronavirus tests daily.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/3/2020, 5:56 PM
Peace Now: Stop construction in strategic Jerusalem neighborhood

Peace Now: Stop construction in strategic Jerusalem neighborhood

Peace Now is demanding that Gantz and Ashkenazi block construction of 1,077 housing units in the Givat Hamatos neighborhood of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2020, 5:42 PM
Netanyahu: Demonstrations an attempt to undermine democracy in the name of democracy

Netanyahu: Demonstrations an attempt to undermine democracy in the name of democracy

PM Netanyahu says Israel should not treat violent left-wing protesters more leniently than it does right-wing protesters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2020, 2:18 PM
Senior official: 'If Hezbollah attacks, we'll see unusual action from IDF against Lebanon'

Senior official: 'If Hezbollah attacks, we'll see unusual action from IDF against Lebanon'

DM Benny Gantz orders IDF to prepare to destroy Lebanese infrastructure in case of Hezbollah attack on Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2020, 11:19 AM
Gantz: A red line was crossed last night

Gantz: A red line was crossed last night

"As defense minister and member of this government, I insist that the right to demonstrate be protected."Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2020, 3:39 PM