The defense minister was close with Chuck Hagel, even as ties with the White House deteriorated.
According to 'NYT' report, Obama made the decision to ask Hagel to step down, believing that a different type of Pentagon chief, with different skills, would be needed to face the ISIS threat.
Hamas runs two headquarters, defense minister says, one in Gaza and one in Istanbul.
Defense minister is scheduled to meet with his American counterpart, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, as well as other military and defense officials in Washington.
Several clashes between IDF and Hamas take place throughout strip; IDF kills terrorist in tunnel; Cabinet allows IDF to call up 16,000 additional reservists.
US secretary of defense speaks with his Israeli counterpart, expresses concern over rising death toll on both sides of conflict; Pentagon chief calls for humanitarian cease-fire to lead to permanent truce.
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Hagel stresses that Israel-US relations are at "an all-time high"; PM calls on int'l community to prevent Iran's ayatollahs from "winning."
Defense Minister Ya'alon tells visiting US counterpart he doesn't allow spying in the United States "whatsoever."
US secretary of defense to meet with Ya’alon, discuss the Iranian nuclear program and Israeli-American military cooperation.