Benny Gantz

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Benjamin Gantz (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין "בֵּנִי" גַּנְץ‎; born 9 June 1959) is an Israeli politician and retired army general serving as alternate prime minister of Israel and minister of Defense since 2020. He served as the 20th chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from 2011 to 2015 and the 17th speaker of the Knesset from 26 March 2020 to 17 May 2020.In December 2018, he established a new political party named Israel Resilience. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benny Gantz has received more than 1,229,135 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Benny Gantz is the 4,913th most popular politician (up from 7,237th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Israel (up from 150th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Israeli Politician.

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Among politicians, Benny Gantz ranks 4,913 out of 15,710Before him are Peter II, Duke of Bourbon, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, Moses de León, Wilhelm Stuckart, and Peter II of Sicily. After him are Alfonso III d'Este, Duke of Modena, William the Lion, Carl Bildt, Miroslav Filipović, Jeong Mong-ju, and Ragnvald Knaphövde.

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Among people born in 1959, Benny Gantz ranks 32Before him are Mauricio Macri, Ahmet Davutoğlu, Frank Darabont, Boris Nemtsov, Michel Preud'homme, and Boyko Borisov. After him are Inger Nilsson, Rosanna Arquette, Alberto Fernández, Nina Hartley, Kelly Lynch, and Christian Wulff.

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Among people born in Israel, Benny Gantz ranks 133 out of 389Before him are Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (1167), Zephaniah (null), Maria of Montferrat (1192), Al-Afdal Shahanshah (1066), Leila Khaled (1944), and Al-Maqdisi (945). After him are Yigal Allon (1918), Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Yigael Yadin (1917), David Grossman (1954), Haya Harareet (1931), and Henry II of Jerusalem (1271).


Among politicians born in Israel, Benny Gantz ranks 51Before him are Valerius Gratus (-50), Barak (null), Tzipi Livni (1958), Maria of Montferrat (1192), Al-Afdal Shahanshah (1066), and Al-Maqdisi (945). After him are Yigal Allon (1918), Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Aristobulus II (null), Jonathan Apphus (-200), Lusius Quietus (100), and Sarah Aaronsohn (1890).

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