Tag: Benny Gantz

Secret Likud, Blue and White meeting raises unity hopes

Negotiations between Likud and Blue and White on a national-unity government began in earnest on Monday with a secret meeting that raised optimism an agreement between the two sides could be reached to end the political stalemate. The meeting took place in the morning before Blue and White leader Benny Gantz officially received the mandate […]

Israel’s president to ask Netanyahu rival Benny Gantz to form government

It was a blow to Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life amid unprecedented political deadlock and a criminal indictment for corruption, which he denies. But it remains unclear whether Gantz’s centrist Blue and White Party can break a stalemate that has been marked by three inconclusive elections in less than a year. Netanyahu, […]

Gantz: Ready to Discuss Forming Unity Gov’t With Netanyahu Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz has convened Thursday the senior members of his party in order to decide whether they should accept Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal for a national unity government meant to tackle the spread of the novel coronavirus in Israel, as the number of diagnosed cases rose to 109. The two leaders […]

Netanyahu still short of majority after Israel’s election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fallen short of capturing the majority needed to form a government, near-final election results showed Wednesday, deepening a year of political deadlock and appearing to dash the long-serving leader’s hopes for a decisive victory as his trial on corruption charges nears. In an angry tirade, Netanyahu conceded that he did […]

High Court petition seeks to block Netanyahu from forming government

The Movement for Quality Government in Israel filed a petition with the High Court of Justice Tuesday arguing that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not be allowed to form the next government as he faces trial on criminal charges. “A person accused of criminal charges, in particular serious charges such as bribery, fraud and breach […]

Deadlocked After 3 Elections, Israel Seeks Ways to Avert a 4th

After three brutal campaigns, three elections and three failed attempts at forming a government, Israel now finds itself right back where it was over a year ago: deadlocked over the fate of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His devotees in Parliament still insist he should stay. They remain outnumbered by lawmakers who want him gone. But […]

Gantz: We’ll respect the voters’ decision, Likud doesn’t have majority

Benny Gantz on Tuesday offered his first reaction to the incomplete results of Monday’s Knesset elections, which showed his Blue and White party coming in second place to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, saying he respects the voters’ decision but adding that the final tally should be waited for. “The election results are coming in […]

What Does 2020 Hold?

 The two biggest prophetic fulfillments just ahead are a peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis and the Sixth Trumpet War that will kill one-third of the human race. The Bible is not clear on which of these will come first but it presently looks like the peace agreement will most likely occur first. The […]

‘It’s a great plan’: Trump to release Middle East peace proposal before meeting with Israeli leaders

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will release hislong-delayed Middle East peace plan before a surprise meeting next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief political rival, Benjamin Gantz. “It’s a great plan. It’s a plan that really would work,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he traveled to Florida. He […]

Explainer: What we know about Trump’s Mideast peace plan

More than two years after U.S. President Donald Trump first proposed a plan to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, it lies stalled half in and half out of the starting blocks. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main domestic rival, Benny Gantz, had been invited […]