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March 9, 2015 4:04 pm

Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Visit to US Said to Signal Strength of Relationship

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Head of Israeli Military Intelligence will visit the United States. PHOTO: Ariel Hermoni, the Defense Ministry

Israel’s Head of Military Intelligence, Hertzi HaLevi, will be visiting the United Sates this week, NRG news reported.

The visit comes in the wake of the recent row over Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress, and as politicians in both countries attempt to reassure the public that the US – Israel relationship is sound.

According to the report, the visit is a clear indication that the security cooperation between the two countries is still strong and continuing, despite the differences that have arisen between the Obama Administration and the Prime Minister’s Office over handling the Iranian nuclear program.

General HaLevi is expected to meet with defense and security officials while visiting the US, and to participate in a fundraising event for Israel.

This will be General HaLevi’s first trip to the US since he took his post as the head of Military Intelligence last September. One source described General HaLevi’s planned visit as very routine and as an opportunity for the General to meet with colleagues in Washington.

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