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Israel’s Political Landscape in Flux as Benny Gantz Calls for New Elections

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Gantz, Israeli Minister, Calls for Early Elections

In a press conference on Wednesday, Israeli war cabinet member Benny Gantz called for new elections in September to reduce divisions within society and garner international support for Israel. However, there are currently no immediate consequences and Gantz did not threaten to leave the war cabinet if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not comply with his demands. Despite this, Gantz could potentially benefit from new elections as surveys indicate that his center-right National Union party would be the strongest faction. The official date for the next parliamentary election in Israel is not until October 2026, but recent polls show that Netanyahu’s Likud party is experiencing a decline in popularity among voters. If new elections were held and Gantz maintained his current poll numbers, he could potentially become the next prime minister. Netanyahu’s Likud party has rejected Gantz’s demands, citing the need to continue government operations until all war goals are achieved. Critics of Netanyahu accuse him of failing to take responsibility for allowing a Hamas massacre to occur on October 7th. The political landscape in Israel remains contentious as debates continue over the potential for new elections and leadership changes.

By Samantha Nguyen

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