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  1/17/2012, Tevet 22, 5772

Gantz to NATO Meeting in Brussels


Chief of Staff Benny Gantz of the Israel Defense Forces left, Tuesday for a meeting of his counterparts in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels. Deputy Chief of Staff Yair Naveh will be in command during Gantz's absence.

During the two-day visit, the chief of staff will discuss the nearby and distant challenges for Israel and its military, the combination of regional threats and the importance of cooperation with NATO countries and armies against the global terrorist threat. In addition, Gantz is expected to speak during a meeting between Mediterranean countries and the heads of the armies of NATO countries.