Benny Gantz Launches his 2019 Campaign to Become Prime Minister of Israel
A month after launching his political party, Benny Gantz (left) joins Yair Lapid in February 2019 to announce their joint campaign under the Blue and White coalition. (Credit: Amirosan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

A former IDF General, Benny Gantz delivers a televised speech that officially launches his campaign to replace current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April 2019 special elections. With pride of ownership, Gantz speaks of his love of Zionism, the Jewish people and the state of Israel. He intones for new leadership, not-self-absorbed, reminding his listeners that his army career of 38 years reflects a keenness to protect the state, a place where he made many tough decisions. He warns Israel’s adversaries while calling for an end to domestic divisions and corruption. He calls for a moral government that will do its best for all of its citizens in the fields of education, business, health care. His maiden political speech reflects a decidedly pragmatic and centrist outlook. (source)