Release
Immediate Release

DOD Statement on the Appointment of Benjamin "Benny" Gantz as Minister of Defense in Israel's 36th Government

June 13, 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following readout:

Defense Lloyd J. Austin III congratulates Benjamin “Benny” Gantz on his appointment as the Minister of Defense in Israel’s 36th government today.  Secretary Austin looks forward to continuing the important cooperation and dialogue with Minister Gantz to deepen the U.S.-Israel strategic partnership. The U.S. commitment to Israel's security remains ironclad.