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  4/22/2013, Iyar 12, 5773

Canada's Chief of Staff Visits Israel

General Thomas J. Lawson, the Chief of the Defense Staff of the Canadian Forces, arrived in Israel on Sunday as the guest of IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.

The IDF said that the visit will focus on the common challenges faced by the two armies and on promoting mutual cooperation. This is the first visit of Canada's current Chief of Staff to Israel, and is a testament to the strong relationships and close ties between the two countries.