Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Bilateral Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman

Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Cmdr. Sarah Higgins provided the following readout:   Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany. The secretary underscored the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security and its qualitative military edge. Secretary Mattis and Minister Lieberman discussed the Feb. 15 visit of Prime Minister Netanyahu to Washington, as well as other mutual defense and regional policy issues. They concluded the meeting agreeing to continue close collaboration and … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu Meets with British PM Theresa May

Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at #10 Downing Street in London, met with British Prime Minister Theresa May and made the following remarks: "Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you for your warm welcome. I would say that it reflects the strength of the partnership between Israel and Britain. I know that Full Article … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Weekly Cabinet Meeting

Photo by GPO  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting, made the following remarks: "We are at the start of a significant diplomatic period for the State of Israel. This afternoon I am leaving for Britain in order to meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Full Article … [Continue reading]

PM Netanyahu’s Remarks upon Leaving for Britain

Photo by Kobi Gideon, GPO     Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks upon leaving for Britain where he will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May: "We are in a period of diplomatic opportunities and challenges. The opportunities stem from the fact that there is a new administration in Washington, and a new government Full Article … [Continue reading]

Ukrainian President Poroshenko Calls PM Netanyahu

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 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The two leaders agreed to resume their efforts to further strengthen the friendship between Israel and Ukraine. Among other things, they discussed rescheduling the visit … [Continue reading]

Mattis Confers With Israeli, German, French Defense Ministers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2017 — In separate calls yesterday, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke with his counterparts from Israel, Germany and France, according to readouts of the calls provided by Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis.Mattis … [Continue reading]

Readout of Secretary Mattis’ Call with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke by phone today with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to underscore his unwavering commitment to Israel’s security. The secretary … [Continue reading]

Wasp Amphibious Ready Group Completes Deployment

NORFOLK (NNS) — More than 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed a six-month deployment when the ships arrived at Norfolk Naval Station and Joint Expeditionary … [Continue reading]