U.S. military chief honoured by Israeli guard

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 08:55 GMT, May 9, 2017 |

The Chairman of the U.S military Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford began an official visit to Israel on Tuesday (May 9) aimed at discussing “cooperation between the armies and mutual challenges”, the Israeli army said in a statement.

Dunford was welcomed by an honour guard at the Israeli army’s headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Dunford is expected to hold meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot and Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

His visit comes approximately two weeks before U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to travel to the region.