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Gantz is an enemy of Netanyahu, but not of his politics

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Analysis. Benny Gantz, the Israeli politician who could unseat Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, is a secular Zionist who would likely continue the main foreign and domestic policies of his predecessor, including the occupation of Palestine.

written by Michele Giorgio

Topic Middle East and North Africa


September 21, 2019

In terms of domestic policy, Benjamin “Benny” Gantz will, at least in part, distance himself from the line promoted by Benyamin Netanyahu and promote “social peace” between secular and religious Jews. However, he will not bring any revolution in terms of the relations between Israeli Jews and Israel’s second-class citizens: the Arabs and the Palestinians.

And in terms of foreign policy, he will not pursue a substantially different one from that of the leader who was defeated on Sept. 17. He will have an iron fist approach against Iran and its allies, just like Netanyahu—who, at the Monaco Security Conference in February, named Tehran as a major challenge to the........

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