US Joint Chiefs chairman visiting Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, is visiting Israel.

Making his second visit to Israel since assuming his position in October, Dunford arrived Wednesday for an official visit as the guest of his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. They are scheduled to discuss a variety of issues.

“The visit reinforces the strong and enduring US-Israel defense relationship and continues the cooperation between the two militaries,” the IDF said in the statement.

On Wednesday, Israel and the United States announced that Vice President Joe Biden would visit Israel for two days beginning March 8.

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