IDF chief Benny Gantz visits U.S.

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Credit: Cpl. Shay Wagner, IDF Spokesperson's Unit via Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for an official visit.

Gantz was scheduled to hold a series of meetings with U.S. defense officials during his visit, and to take part in the Friends of the IDF annual gala dinner on Tuesday in New York.

Israeli Defense Attache to the United States and Canada Maj. Gen. Yaakov Ayish are accompanying Gantz throughout his visit.

Posted on March 10, 2014 .