Benny Gantz takes over as Israel’s 20th army chief

14.02.2011                     10.Adar l, 5771


Benny Gantz takes over as Israel's 20th army chief

Major General Benny Gantz entered his position as Israel Defense Forces' 20th chief of staff on Monday morning.

The day of transition began with a ceremony at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, in which Gantz was promoted to lieutenant general. He will officially assume his new role in a military ceremony later Monday at the Kirya defense compound in Tel Aviv, taking over from outgoing Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi….