U.S. military chief Martin Dempsey visits Israel

General Martin Dempsey. Credit: U.S. Department of Defense.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Israel on Sunday for a three-day visit. Dempsey held meetings in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon.

Netanyahu thanked Dempsey for additional American assistance for Israeli anti-missile systems.

“For us, the United States is a strategic ally and our greatest friend. Our relations with the United States are a cornerstone of Israel’s national security,” Ya’alon said.

Posted on March 30, 2014 .