IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz arrived in the US on Sunday for an official visit.

During his visit, Gantz will meet with a range of US defense officials, and will take part in an annual Friends of the IDF Gala Dinner.

The IDF's attache in Washington, Maj.-Gen. Yaakov Ayash, will accompany the chief of staff.

In Israel, deputy chief of staff, Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, will serve as acting chief of staff until Gantz's return this week.

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