It’s Official: Former General Benny Gantz Announces New Party


After months of speculation about his political future, former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz announced Thursday that he is formally running the country’s upcoming April elections with his own, new party.

According to the documents filed with election authorities, the goals of the party are “the ongoing foundation and strengthening of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state in the light of the Zionist dream as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, and through the establishment and redefinition of national priorities in the following areas: education, national infrastructure development, agriculture, law, internal security, social welfare, peace and security.”

The party is called “Chosen L’Yisrael” (Israel Resilience Party). No other details about the party or its members have been released.


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