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        1/20/2012, Tevet 25, 5772

      US Chief of Staff's Meetings Start with Gantz


      Following social meetings with Israeli leaders, Thursday evening. Chairman Martin Dempsey of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff is beginning a series of working meetings with Chief of Staff Benny Gantz and other senior officers of the Israel Defense Forces, Friday morning.

      During the course of the day, Dempsey will also meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres. As is traditional for a dignitary on his first visit to Israel, he will also visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution in Jerusalem.