Benny Gantz

  • benny gantz
    benny gantz 2019 (cropped).jpg
    gantz in 2019
    speaker of the knesset
    incumbent
    assumed office
    26 march 2020
    preceded byyuli edelstein
    20th chief of the general staff
    in office
    14 february 2011 – 16 february 2015
    prime ministerbenjamin netanyahu
    preceded bygabi ashkenazi
    succeeded bygadi eizenkot
    personal details
    born (1959-06-09) 9 june 1959 (age 60)
    kfar ahim, israel
    spouse(s)revital
    children4
    military service
    allegiance israel
    branch/serviceflag of the israel defense forces.svg israel defense forces
    years of service1977–2015
    rankrav aluf
    unitparatroopers brigade
    commands
    • 890 "efe" (echis) airborne battalion (1987–1989)
    • shaldag unit (1989–1992)
    • reserve paratroopers brigade (1992–1994)
    • judea regional brigade (1994–1995)
    • paratroopers brigade (1995–1997)
    • "etgar" division (1998–1999)
    • lebanon liaison unit (1999–2000)
    • northern corps (2001), judea and samaria division (2000–2002)
    • northern command (2002–2005)
    • ground forces command (2005–2007)
    • military attaché in the united states (2007–2009)
    • deputy chief of general staff (2009–2010)
    • chief of the general staff (2011–2015)[1]
    battles/wars
    • 1978 south lebanon conflict
    • 1982 lebanon war
    • south lebanon conflict (1985–2000)
    • first intifada
    • second intifada
    • 2006 lebanon war
    • operation summer rains
    • operation cast lead
    • operation pillar of defense
    • operation protective edge
    awardscommander of the legion of merit (united states)
    knessets21, 22, 23
    faction represented in knesset
    2019-blue and white (resilience)

    benjamin gantz (hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בֵּנִי" גַּנְץ; born 9 june 1959) is an israeli soldier and politician. he served as the 20th chief of general staff of the israel defense forces (idf) from 2011 to 2015.[1][2] he was elected knesset speaker on 26 march 2020.[3]

    in december 2018, he established a new political party named israel resilience.[4][5] the party later allied itself with telem and yesh atid to form blue and white (hebrew: kaḥol lavan), the colours of the israeli national flag.[6]

    gantz's blue and white party platform includes introducing prime ministerial term limits, barring indicted politicians from serving in the knesset, amending the nation-state law to include israeli minorities, limiting the power of the chief rabbinate of israel over marriages, investing in early education, expanding health care, and re-entering negotiations with the palestinian authority for a peace agreement.[7]

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Benny Gantz
Benny Gantz 2019 (cropped).jpg
Gantz in 2019
Speaker of the Knesset
Assumed office
26 March 2020
Preceded byYuli Edelstein
20th Chief of the General Staff
In office
14 February 2011 – 16 February 2015
Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu
Preceded byGabi Ashkenazi
Succeeded byGadi Eizenkot
Personal details
Born (1959-06-09) 9 June 1959 (age 60)
Kfar Ahim, Israel
Spouse(s)Revital
Children4
Military service
Allegiance Israel
Branch/serviceFlag of the Israel Defense Forces.svg Israel Defense Forces
Years of service1977–2015
RankRav Aluf
UnitParatroopers Brigade
Commands
Battles/wars
AwardsCommander of the Legion of Merit (United States)
Knessets21, 22, 23
Faction represented in Knesset
2019-Blue and White (Resilience)

Benjamin Gantz (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בֵּנִי" גַּנְץ; born 9 June 1959) is an Israeli soldier and politician. He served as the 20th Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from 2011 to 2015.[1][2] He was elected Knesset speaker on 26 March 2020.[3]

In December 2018, he established a new political party named Israel Resilience.[4][5] The party later allied itself with Telem and Yesh Atid to form Blue and White (Hebrew: Kaḥol Lavan), the colours of the Israeli national flag.[6]

Gantz's Blue and White party platform includes introducing prime ministerial term limits, barring indicted politicians from serving in the Knesset, amending the nation-state law to include Israeli minorities, limiting the power of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel over marriages, investing in early education, expanding health care, and re-entering negotiations with the Palestinian Authority for a peace agreement.[7]