Defense Minister Gantz meets CENTCOM commander McKenzie

Written by on January 29, 2021

Gantz told McKenzie that now, as part of CENTCOM, Israel can deepen cooperation with new regional partners and broaden operative horizons even further.

From R to L: Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi in Tel Aviv, January 29, 2021.  (photo credit: ARIEL HERMONI / MINISTRY OF DEFENSE)

From R to L: Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi in Tel Aviv, January 29, 2021.

(photo credit: ARIEL HERMONI / MINISTRY OF DEFENSE)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. on Friday in Tel Aviv.

This was the first meeting between the two since the announcement that US military overview of Israel would be moved to CENTCOM earlier this month.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz with Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. in Tel Aviv, January 29, 2021. (Credit: ARIEL HERMONI / MINISTRY OF DEFENSE)Defense Minister Benny Gantz with Commander of the United States Central Command, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. in Tel Aviv, January 29, 2021. (Credit: ARIEL HERMONI / MINISTRY OF DEFENSE)

Gantz told McKenzie that now, as part of CENTCOM, Israel can deepen cooperation with new regional partners and broaden operative horizons even further.

The Minister, joined by IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi briefed General McKenzie on Israel’s current defense policy.

The two further reviewed the defense priorities and challenges shared by the two militaries, including regional threats, chiefly Iran.

The Defense Ministry said that Gantz expressed his appreciation for Israel’s move to CENTCOM, saying, “This shift will afford Israel opportunity to deepen cooperation with new regional partners and broaden operative horizons.”

Gantz also thanked McKenzie for the US’ commitment to Israel’s security and qualitative military edge (QME), and the two reiterated the importance of the close collaboration and coordination between the Israeli and American armed forces, vital to the shared interests of the two countries and to regional and global stability.

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