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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

British chief of staff was in Israel this week, Ehud Barak now in London

The Jerusalem Post reports that British Chief of Defence Staff David Richards was in Israel this week for an unannounced visit, and Israel Television reports that Defense Minister Ehud Barak is currently in London.
On Wednesday, an army source said that British military chief Sir David Richards visited Israel this week.

Richards was a guest of IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, the source told The Jerusalem Post.

He arrived as "part of an annual visit" aimed at maintaining international cooperation, the source added.

The visit was not announced earlier because it is standard practice Britain to refrain from publicizing such visits while they occur.

The army source confirmed that "no announcement was released" during Richards' arrival.

"The IDF has a system of international cooperation which sees foreign figures visit Israel," the source added.
In light of reports earlier on Israeli and British readiness for an attack on Iran, both of those visits are significant. Hmmm.

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At 3:05 AM, Blogger SabaShimon said...

Can we trade with the Brits?


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