Swiss chief of staff arrives in Israel for visit

Swiss Chief of Staff General André Blattmann arrived in Israel on Saturday for an official visit. Blattmann will hold talks with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and with Defense Minister Ehud Barak about regional developments including the uprisings in Syria and Egypt and the Iranian nuclear threat.
He will visit the Southern Command, Israeli Air Force combat squadrons and one of the country’s Arrow-2 missile defense batteries. Blattmann will also visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
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