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CENTCOM chief arrives in Israel on official visit

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Michael Kurilla, head of the United States Central Command (Courtesy)
Michael Kurilla, head of the United States Central Command (Courtesy)

Michael Kurilla, head of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), has arrived in Israel for his first official visit.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the visit will focus on “the ongoing operational cooperation between the State of Israel and the US, maintaining regional stability and dealing with joint operational threats and challenges in the region.”

Tomorrow, Kurilla will meet Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF chief Aviv Kohavi, and observe a major military exercise from IDF headquarters.

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