Daily Israel Report

Dempsey Meeting Netanyahu

Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs is in Israel, will deal with the Syrian civil war and Sinai terrorism.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/13/2013, 1:51 PM

Dempsey with Gantz
Dempsey with Gantz
IDF Spokesman's Unit
General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, is in Israel for a visit that will deal with the Syrian civil war and Sinai terrorism. He was received by an IDF honor guard.

During the visit, General Dempsey is scheduled to meet with Lieutenant-General Gantz and other IDF commanders to discuss cooperation and common security challenges.

Dempsey is also scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

"In Israel, the chairman expects to discuss the United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security, including potential threats from Iran, the ongoing civil war in Syria, and uncertainty in the Sinai," his office said in a statement last week.

Dempsey with Gantz IDF Spokesman's Unit