Defense Minister Ehud Barak was set to fly to the US on Tuesday for a series of meetings with US administration heads and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
In Washington, Barak will meet Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, US Joint Chiefs of Staff head Admiral Michael Mullen and special Middle East envoy George Mitchell, the Defense Ministry said.
In New York, he will hold talks with Ban.
The defense minister will return to Israel to Sunday.
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