Ex-military chief aims to have broad appeal with message of ‘no more right and left’

Israel’s former military chief Benny Gantz will officially launch his election campaign on Tuesday. Opinion polls suggest he is the only credible challenger to the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, despite having revealed almost none of his political beliefs.

Gantz, 59, moved himself into politics in December and polls signal that his new party, Israel Resilience, could win a critical number of seats in the 9 April general election.

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