Gen. Joseph Dunford arrives in Israel for official visit

US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrives in Israel for an official visit to discuss cooperation between US army and the IDF

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and General Joseph Dunford
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and General Joseph Dunford
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Gen. Joseph Dunford, the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Israel for an official visit.

It is Dunford’s third visit to Israel.

Dunford landed in Israel on Monday, where he will be the guest of his Israeli counterpart, the Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen Gadi Eizenkot.

#CJCS General Joseph F Dunford landed today in #Israel for an official visit as the guest of the IDF Chief of Staff Lt General Gadi Eizenkot pic.twitter.com/yrD0PWxCns

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Dunford is scheduled to meet with Eizenkot, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, and additional IDF commanders, in order to discuss cooperation between the two countries’ armies and mutual challenges, the IDF said in a statement.

On Tuesday, Dunford will be greeted with an official military honor guard at the Kirya, the IDF’s headquarters in Tel Aviv. He is also scheduled to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum, where he will tour the Holocaust History Museum, participate in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visit the Children’s Memorial, and sign the Yad Vashem Guest Book.




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