After years in opposition, left wing consider army general as best bet to oust Netanyahu

Benny Gantz, a macho army general who brags about flattening whole residential neighbourhoods with devastating bombings raids, might not immediately come to mind as the darling of Israel’s left wing.

But after years in opposition, some beleaguered leftists say they are taking a chance on him. It is less about who he is, they say, and more about who he is not: Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu.

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