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Gantz hails ‘responsible’ AG decision to okay IDF chief’s nomination

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz at Ben Gurion Airport ahead of the arrival of US President Joe Biden on July 13, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz at Ben Gurion Airport ahead of the arrival of US President Joe Biden on July 13, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz hails the attorney general’s decision to allow him to continue the process of nominating the next Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, even during election season.

Gantz tweets that he “welcomes the responsible decision” and adds that he will “continue to conduct the process in an orderly, dignified manner, free of any political considerations, and in consultation with all relevant officials.”

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