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At Lebanon war memorial, Gantz says next conflict to be ‘powerful and accurate’

Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Wednesday that if Israel is “compelled” to launch a military operation in Lebanon, it will be “powerful and accurate.” Speaking at a memorial ceremony…

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Gantz throws cold water on chances of reuniting with Netanyahu

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday appeared to rule out reuniting with opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government amid intense jockeying among lawmakers as Israel moves toward…

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Gantz vows to tap next IDF chief as opposition moves to block new appointments

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday vowed to push ahead with choosing the next chief of the Israel Defense Forces, after the opposition’s right-wing and religious parties petitioned to block…

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Gantz says regional air defense alliance has already thwarted Iranian attacks

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Monday that an “already in action” air defense pact between Israel and its regional allies had already served to thwart Iran, and that he hoped…

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Gantz: Israel preparing offensive options against Iran ‘if and when’ they’re needed

Israel is preparing offensive options against Iran in case they are needed, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in an interview with Channel 12 News on Sunday. Tensions between Israel and…

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Gantz vows retaliation to any Iranian attack in Turkey; one said foiled in past day

Defense Minister Benny Gantz threatened Saturday to act “forcefully” in response to any potential attack on Israelis in Turkey, with officials renewing warnings that Iran was trying hard to target…

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Gantz says won’t let next IDF chief’s nomination fall ‘captive’ to politics – report

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has reportedly explained his decision to expedite the process of nominating the next commander of the Israel Defense Forces as an attempt to try to avoid…

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Bennett said seeking to interview candidates for IDF head, Gantz reluctant

Defense Minister Benny Gantz is reportedly at odds with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett over the latter’s demand to interview candidates for the next IDF chief of staff, a task traditionally…

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In expedited process, Gantz to meet with candidates for IDF chief in coming days

Defense Minister Benny Gantz is slated to meet with three senior Israeli generals in the coming days, in an apparently accelerated process of nominating the next commander of the Israel…

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Gantz launches process to choose new IDF chief, naming three generals

Launching the process earlier than expected, Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday notified three senior Israeli generals that they are candidates to be the next commander of the Israel Defense…

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