Benny Gantsatz is a storyteller who has written dozens of books, most recently The Israeli Defense Forces: An Historical Perspective.
The former IDF chief of staff is currently on the ground in Gaza.
Gantz, whose memoirs are still being translated, is in Gaza for a series of talks and talks-and-talks-and talks-about-more, with an emphasis on his memoirs.
During his talks, Gantz speaks about the daily life of a man who was on the frontlines for nearly six decades, from the first days of the 1967 war to the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel.
He talks about the challenges of the occupation, and the importance of the IDF and the people who protect it.
The talks are a chance to learn more about Benny Gantz and the man who once led the IDF.
We have been very fortunate to have him here.
He was an exceptional soldier, and he’s a legend in his own right, and we are very grateful to have a conversation with him.
It’s a chance for us to get to know Benny Gatz and to know what his experiences were.
The talks will be held at the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem, and they will be livestreamed on Facebook Live on Thursday.
Read more from Haaretz:The IDF chief also said that he was in touch with his family after he was evacuated from Gaza, and that he would like to continue to work in the IDF as an intelligence officer.
The current government is planning to announce the next day that it is launching a “national crisis” to deal with the growing conflict in Gaza, according to a government statement.
In an interview with Israeli daily Haaretz, Gantzer said that after being evacuated from the Gaza Strip, he was told by the IDF that he had to go to a hospital and be treated there.
“It was really a difficult decision,” Gantsatz said.
“The IDF said that the situation was getting worse, that I was being evacuated to the hospital and that I had to leave.
That was the first time that they told me that I couldn’t leave, and I was very upset.”
Read the full article at The Jerusalem Report.