Joint Chiefs of Staff Chief Joseph Dunford in Israel Ahead of Trump Trip

AP/Jacquelyn Martin

The Algemeiner reports: – Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel, US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford landed in the Jewish state on Monday as a guest of IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.

Dunford’s visit to Israel was his first since Trump took office in January. In addition to Eizenkot, Dunford met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Although the US-Israel meetings were planned in advance, both sides maintained secrecy before their occurrence, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

“We have a great alliance between Israel and the United States, and a great alliance between the American military and the IDF,” Netanyahu told Dunford. “We appreciate it and we know that this alliance is good, not only for security but also good for peace.”

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