Former IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz did not rule out beginning a political career in an exclusive interview Monday with Channel 10’s Rafi Reshef.
Gantz had never given any indication in the past that he was considering entering politics, as many past IDF chiefs of staff have. However he does come from a left-wing family and has been critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policies on Iran and the Palestinians.
In the interview, Gantz said he did not want Israel to "constantly have to live by the sword. He said Israel needed to make more of an effort to achieve peace on behalf of Israelis who risk their lives by serving in the IDF.