Benny Gantz

Pentagon vows to help Israel keep military superiority

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper pledged to help maintain Israel's military superiority in the Middle East, amid its concerns over a possible US sale of F-35 fighters to the United Arab Emirates. "A cornerstone of our …

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Netanyahu tasked with forming new Israeli government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a new government. Rivlin formally informed Netanyahu in a letter that he has two weeks to put together a new coalition government. …

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Israeli president asks Knesset to choose PM

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin asked the Knesset to choose a new prime minister, giving the parliament three weeks to agree upon a leader or plunge the country into an unprecedented fourth consecutive election in just …

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Israelis vote in third Knesset election in a year

Israel is holding its third election in less than a year, with over 6.4 million eligible voters set to cast their ballots for the 23rd Knesset. There are more than 10,800 polling stations across Israel. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. …

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Netanyahu and Trump to discuss future of Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political opponent, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on January 28, the White House's press …

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Gantz rejects unity offer from Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Thursday and offered him a new framework on matters of religion and state and other issues that could help bring about the …

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Israel sums up election results

 Israel’s two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job, TIME reports. The election’s …

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 Israel holds its 21st general legislative election

Israelis began voting in an election today that could hand conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by an ex-general who has pledged clean government and social cohesion. Polling stations …

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Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run

Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced they were joining forces ahead of April elections. Retired military chief Benny Gantz and head of the Yesh Atid party Yair …

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