Benny Gantz


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Defense
Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a conference in Jerusalem, on June 21, 2022.

Gantz orders probe into Israeli media leaks

Cyberattacks are an increasing threat to states, and Israel is currently facing a cyber war with Iran

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Levant & Turkey
An observation tower of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) near the military base of Har Dov on Mount Hermon, a strategic and fortified outpost at the crossroads between Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, on August 16, 2021.

Gantz says Iran and Hezbollah tried to carry out cyberattack on UNIFIL

UNIFIL has not commented on the incident

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Levant & Turkey
A general view shows the tank (L) that fell while being transported, causing a toxic gas leak in Jordan's Aqaba port on June 27, 2022.

Israel offers Jordan aid following toxic gas blast at Port of Aqaba

'As we’ve told our friends in Jordan, the Israeli defense establishment is ready to assist with any effort'

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Iran & Eastern States
A man fills his car with petrol at a gas station in the Iranian capital Tehran, October 27, 2021.

Israel considers allowing Iran to transfer oil to Syria as part of US deal - report

Three tankers already left Iran to Syria

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Politics
Josep Borell, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (L) speaks during a joint press conference with Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (R) at the foreign ministry headquarters in Iran's capital Tehran on June 25, 2022.

Israel tamps down dissent in its ranks over possible Iran nuclear deal

'We will continue holding the open and deep dialogue behind closed doors only,' says DM Benny Gantz

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Society
Activists protest for better financial support to former South Lebanon Army (SLA) warriors, outside the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, Israel, on March 9, 2021.

Israel: Housing grants to be provided to South Lebanon Army veterans

'The IDF considers it important to provide proper and respectful conditions to those who assisted us'

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Politics
Yamina parliament member Nir Orbach attends a meeting of the Arrangements Committee at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, on June 9, 2021.

Israel: Renegade MK delays parliament dispersal process to Monday

The bill to dissolve parliament is currently at the Knesset's House Committee, headed by Nir Orbach

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Defense
Le chef d'état-major israélien Aviv Kochavi après une réunion avec le ministre israélien de la Défense Benny Gantz au quartier général du commandement central de Tsahal à Jérusalem, le 30 mars 2022

Israel’s DM pushes to appoint new army chief before elections

Gantz has three top generals shortlisted for the position

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Palestinian Territories
Palestinians wait at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip to enter Israel, on March 13, 2022.

Israel: 2,000 Palestinian workers to enter from Gaza after rocket attack

Defense Minister Benny Gantz agreed that the 2,000 permits will finally be granted starting Sunday

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Defense
Construction of a new security barrier in the northern West Bank, June 21, 2022.

Israel begins building 28-mile long West Bank security barrier

Nearly 30-foot-tall barrier replacing security fence that was built 20 years ago

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Defense
Defense Minister Benny Gantz at a ceremony in memory of the Israeli soldiers at the National Hall of Remembrance at Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on June 14, 2022.

Israel says it's building regional air defense alliance under US

Gantz said cooperation between Israel and US-aligned Arab states is already underway

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Society
Disabled veteran IDF soldiers and their assistants protest outside the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, on March 29, 2016.

Army veteran makes first public appearance since setting himself on fire as a protest

'I am living proof that innovation saves lives'

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Diplomacy
La ministre israélienne de l'Intérieur, Ayelet Shaked, lors d'une conférence de presse à l'aéroport Ben Gourion près de Tel Aviv, le 13 mars 2022

Israel's Shaked to head to Morocco in fifth visit by minister

'We are certain that this cooperation with the Moroccans will help us advance the housing market'

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Politics
Israeli veterans and disabled IDF soldiers protest outside the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, for better financial and medical aid,  April 18, 2021

Israeli parliament passes reforms to aid disabled army veterans

Veterans to receive more funding for medical vehicles and rent

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Palestinian Territories
Palestinian workers wait at the Erez crossing in Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip, as they wait to enter Israel for work, on March 13, 2022.

Israel freezes work quota for 2,000 Gazans over rocket attack

Israel's Defense Ministry warns Hamas 'will bear the consequences'

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Defense
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz at a conference at the Reichman University in Herzliya, May 17, 2022.

Gantz: Iranian cells 'hunting' for Israelis in Istanbul

'Israel... is preparing to respond with force in the face of any threat to Israeli citizens everywhere'

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Palestinian Territories
Palestinian workers at the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip as they wait to enter Israel for work, on March 13, 2022.

Israel to increase number of Palestinians workers allowed in from Gaza

The permits will be issued for economic purposes, in accordance with the criteria

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Defense
Israeli soldiers camp at Lake Qaraoun on March 19, 1985. The lake is in east Lebanon near the Syrian border.

Israel honors fallen soldiers from First Lebanon War

Defense minister Benny Gantz tells bereaved families 'we have a moral duty to support you'

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Defense
Le chef d'état-major, Aviv Kochavi, s'exprime lors d'une cérémonie marquant le jour du souvenir des soldats israéliens tombés au combat et des victimes du terrorisme, au Mur occidental dans la Vieille ville de Jérusalem, le 3 mai 2022.

Israel: Gantz interviews 3 people who could succeed Kochavi

Kochavi is expected to complete his term as the 22nd IDF chief of staff in January 2023

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US / Canada
Ret. Gen. John R. Allen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, the United States, on February 25, 2015.

Former US general with Israeli links probed for Qatar ties

Allen reportedly took credit for persuading Qatar to sign a $72m contract with an Israeli firm

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Diplomacy
Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (R) and Rafael Grossi, the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, meet in Israel on June 3, 2022.

Israel’s PM meets with IAEA chief Grossi over Iran’s nuclear activity

Bennett says Israel has the right to halt Iran's nuclear program if the international community fails to do so

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Defense
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, (L), and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India, June 2, 2022.

Gantz meets Indian prime minister in New Delhi

'Cooperation between our countries will broaden the capacities to face the challenges'

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Diplomacy
Le ministre israélien de la Défense Benny Gantz aux côtés de son homologue indien, Shri Rajnath Singh à New Delhi en Inde le 2 juin 2022

Israel and India pledge to strengthen defense cooperation

Two countries mark 30th anniversary of their defense cooperation

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Diplomacy
Indian workers hang a billboard bearing the national flags of Israel and India in Ahmedabad on January 16, 2018.

Israel's Gantz takes off for India after delays

Gantz was expected to travel to New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon to mark 30 years of security ties