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Esper, Israeli Defense Minister Reaffirm Defense Relationship

Feb. 5, 2020

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper hosted Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett for a meeting at the Pentagon.

The Feb. 4 visit marked the first meeting between the two leaders, and focused on reaffirming the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Israel.

The two leaders discussed a broad range of defense-related issues.

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper sits at a rectangular table with other people dressed in suits.
Group Photo
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper holds a bilateral meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett at the Pentagon, Feb. 4, 2020.
Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee
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Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper and another civilian hold a framed picture and smile at the camera.
Esper Meeting
Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper meets with Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett at the Pentagon, Feb. 4, 2020.
Photo By: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee
VIRIN: 200204-D-WA993-2201