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US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin arrives in Israel, meets Israeli DM

Defense Minister Yoav Galant and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are currently meeting at the command center in Tel Aviv.

US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin arrives in Israel, meets Israeli DM

Gallant holds second update with US Defense Secretary

Israel's Defense Minister spoke with his United States counterpart for the second time since the beginning of the war this evening.

Gallant holds second update with US Defense Secretary

Defense Min. Gallant receives invite for official US visit

Israel's Defense Min. Yoav Gallant receives invitation to Washington, for meeting with US Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin.

Defense Min. Gallant receives invite for official US visit

Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin speaks to Minister Gallant

Austin reiterates US commitment to Israel's security following passage of Reasonableness Standard bill.

Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin speaks to Minister Gallant

Gallant, Austin discuss counterterrorism operation in Jenin

Gallant emphasizes to US counterpart measures taken by Israel to prevent harm to uninvolved civilians.

Gallant, Austin discuss counterterrorism operation in Jenin

Defense Min. Gallant discusses Iranian threat with Sec. Austin

Minister Gallant meets US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to discuss Iranian nuclear threat, threat of Iranian terrorist proxies.

Defense Min. Gallant discusses Iranian threat with Sec. Austin

Def. Min. to US counterpart:

IDF is ready for every scenario

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, in wake of Operation Shield and Arrow.

IDF is ready for every scenario

US to begin training Ukrainian troops on Abrams tanks

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the training will begin in the coming weeks.

US to begin training Ukrainian troops on Abrams tanks

Israeli officials:

Austin sought to reassure Gallant over leaked Pentagon docs

US Defense Secretary privately tried to reassure his Israeli counterpart that administration is taking steps to prevent future leaks.

Austin sought to reassure Gallant over leaked Pentagon docs

Defense Minister Gallant speaks with US counterpart

Minister Gallant briefed Secretary of Defense Austin on the recent terror attacks in Israel and the missiles fired from Gaza and Lebanon.

Defense Minister Gallant speaks with US counterpart

US Defense Secretary presents Biden's message on judicial reform

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meets Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, says America's commitment to Israel's security 'ironclad.'

US Defense Secretary presents Biden's message on judicial reform

US Secretary of Defense in Israel, agrees Iran a 'top priority'

Prime Minister meets with top US security official after managing to bypass protesters en route to Ben Gurion Airport.

US Secretary of Defense in Israel, agrees Iran a 'top priority'

Jordan's King:

'Judea and Samaria violence threatens regional stability'

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin kicks off Middle East tour with visit to Jordan. He is slated to arrive in Israel later this week.

'Judea and Samaria violence threatens regional stability'

Pundit:

US concerned Israel will strike Iran without prior coordination

Ynet’s Ron Ben-Yishai: Reason for US top defense officials' visit to Israel is concern over surprise Israeli attack in Iran.

US concerned Israel will strike Iran without prior coordination

Gallant to Austin:

We must increase our efforts to against Iran

Israeli Minister of Defense speaks with US counterpart. Gallant and Austin discussed Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the Palestinian arena.

We must increase our efforts to against Iran

New Defense Minister holds first call with US counterpart

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant speaks with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin about US-Israel ties, Iranian threat, Middle East stability.

New Defense Minister holds first call with US counterpart

Gantz to US Defense Secretary:

'You are a true friend of the State of Israel'

Defense Minister Benny Gantz holds conversation with US counterpart Lloyd Austin as Gantz prepares to leave his post.

'You are a true friend of the State of Israel'

Lloyd Austin: Commitment to Israel's security is ironclad

US Sec. of Defense Austin speaks with Israeli Defense Min. Gantz, condemning terror attack and reiterating commitment to Israel's security.

Lloyd Austin: Commitment to Israel's security is ironclad

Gantz to US Defense Secretary:

'Israel is working to defend its citizens'

Defense Minister speaks with US Defense Secretary, updates him on Operation Breaking Dawn.

'Israel is working to defend its citizens'

Gantz meets US Defense Secretary at the Pentagon

Minister Gantz to Secretary Austin: 'We must act decisively against Iran’s mounting regional aggression in a variety of ways.'

Gantz meets US Defense Secretary at the Pentagon

US defense secretary finally speaks with Russian counterpart

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu for first time since Russia invaded Ukraine.

US defense secretary finally speaks with Russian counterpart

Blinken and Austin meet Zelenskyy in Kyiv

US Secretary of State and Defense Secretary Lloyd arrive in Kyiv for talks with Ukrainian President.

Blinken and Austin meet Zelenskyy in Kyiv

Gantz speaks to US Defense Secretary Austin

Defense Minister speaks to US Secretary of Defense as talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal continue.

Gantz speaks to US Defense Secretary Austin

US Defense Secretary:

'Putin has the capability to attack Ukraine'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says conflict in Ukraine is not inevitable, urges Putin to back down.

'Putin has the capability to attack Ukraine'

US Defense Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says he will quarantine for five days after testing positive for COVID-19.

US Defense Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Israeli Defense Minister meets with Biden's Defense Secretary

'I look forward to deepening Israel-US cooperation against Iran,' says Gantz during meeting with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Israeli Defense Minister meets with Biden's Defense Secretary

Report:

Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Senior US official says Defense Secretary and Israeli DM will discuss military exercises to prepare for worst-case scenario regarding Iran.

Gantz and Austin to discuss military drills for Iran scenario

Defense Minister to fly to US for last-minute talks on security

Defense Min. Gantz to hold series of meetings on 'security issues' with top US officials.

Defense Minister to fly to US for last-minute talks on security

US to probe deadly 2019 air strike in Syria

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin orders review of 2019 strike in Syria that caused civilian casualties.

US to probe deadly 2019 air strike in Syria

US Defense Secretary: We'll consider all options on Iran

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin makes clear US is committed to solving Iran nuclear issue using diplomacy, but will consider all options.

US Defense Secretary: We'll consider all options on Iran

Kabul bombing will not change US withdrawal timetable

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says deadly bombings will not "dissuade" US from withdrawing. 'To do less would dishonor their sacrifice.'

Kabul bombing will not change US withdrawal timetable

Sec. Austin: US committed to Israel's security

PM Bennett meets Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin to discuss replenishing Iron Dome, combatting Iranian threat,

Sec. Austin: US committed to Israel's security

Gantz updates Sec. Austin on rocket launches toward Israel

Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz spoke to US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin.

Gantz updates Sec. Austin on rocket launches toward Israel

Gantz promises to work to empower Palestinian Authority

Defense Min. Gantz, US Defense Sec. Austin, discuss Israel's security challenges and the need to halt Iran's nuclear plans.

Gantz promises to work to empower Palestinian Authority

US Defense Secretary congratulates Gantz

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin: The US commitment to Israel's security remains ironclad.

US Defense Secretary congratulates Gantz

'US supports Israel's military edge - and Palestinian statehood'

Israeli Defense Minister meets Biden administration's Defense Secretary as Israel eyes replenishment of Iron Dome missile system.

'US supports Israel's military edge - and Palestinian statehood'

House lawmakers to Defense Secretary: Replenish Iron Dome

At least 55 House members write to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, urge action on restocking Israel's supply of Iron Dome interceptors.

House lawmakers to Defense Secretary: Replenish Iron Dome

Israel moving to recover MIAs

Defense Minister Gantz has informed the United States that Israel will continue its efforts to return missing Israelis from Gaza.

Israel moving to recover MIAs

Gantz thanks Austin for US support of Israel's self-defense

US Defense Secretary speaks to Israeli Defense Minister as Israel continues to be bombarded by Hamas rockets.

Gantz thanks Austin for US support of Israel's self-defense

Gantz to Austin: It's our right to protect our people

Defense Minister Gantz to US Secretary of Defense: "It's our right and duty to protect our sovereignty and our people"

Gantz to Austin: It's our right to protect our people

Netanyahu: 'Iran is working towards Israel's annihilation'

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu: 'Iran is working towards Israel's annihilation'

US Sec. of Defense visits Israeli Air Force base

Defense Min. Benny Gantz, US Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin, visit Air Force base in southern Israel, exchange gifts.

US Sec. of Defense visits Israeli Air Force base

Watch: IDF salutes US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

IDF brass met first top Biden admin. official to visit Israel at the IDF base in Tel Aviv today.

Watch: IDF salutes US Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III

First senior Biden Admin. official visits Israel

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Israel for 2-day visit to meet Defense Minister Gantz and Prime Minister Netanyahu.

First senior Biden Admin. official visits Israel

Watch: US Secretary of Defense lands in Israel

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrives in Israel on Sunday.

Watch: US Secretary of Defense lands in Israel

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Israel as part of an overseas trip, meet Netanyahu and Gantz.

Pentagon confirms Defense Secretary's visit to Israel

Report: US Defense Secretary to visit Israel next week

Lloyd Austin is expected to meet Prime Minister Netanyahu, Defense Minister Gantz and Foreign Minister Ashkenazi.

Report: US Defense Secretary to visit Israel next week

Gantz speaks with new US Defense Secretary Lloyd James Austin

Israeli defense minister holds first conversation with US counterpart. Secretary Austin reaffirms close US-Israel relationship.

Gantz speaks with new US Defense Secretary Lloyd James Austin

Gantz praises Gen. Austin's appointment

Defense Min. Gantz praises Lloyd Austin as 'brave and honest,' says he is 'the right person for the task ahead.'

Gantz praises Gen. Austin's appointment

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

The confirmation comes a day after both chambers approved a waiver for Austin.

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

US lawmakers approve waiver for Biden's Defense Secretary pick

Both chambers of Congress approve waiver to permit retired Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as Secretary of Defense.

US lawmakers approve waiver for Biden's Defense Secretary pick

'Iran poses a threat to our allies'

Lloyd Austin warns: If Iran were to get nuclear capability, most every problem we deal with in the region would be tougher to deal with.

'Iran poses a threat to our allies'

Biden officially nominates Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

If confirmed, Austin will be the nation’s first Black Defense Secretary.

Biden officially nominates Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

Report: Biden to name Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

Sources say Biden has chosen retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as his Defense Secretary and could announce the nomination on Tuesday.

Report: Biden to name Lloyd Austin as Defense Secretary

US warns ISIS will speed up pace of global attacks

Top CENTCOM general says as ISIS is losing ground in Syria and Iraq, it is relying more heavily on attacks abroad.

US warns ISIS will speed up pace of global attacks