Netanyahu Praises Dempsey in Jerusalem as the ‘Grand Champion’ of US-Israel Relations

WATCH: Israel’s PM Binyamin Netanyahu thanks U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey in a meeting in Jerusalem, for America’s men & women that are fighting for freedom around the world.

By Cynthia Blank


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Thursday morning in Jerusalem with US of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on 11, June, 2015 – Photo: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO

“You’ve been a wonderful friend and a grand champion of America and of America-Israel relations,” Netanyahu greeted Dempsey warmly. “We appreciate it.”

“I want to take this opportunity to also express our respect and deep admiration for America’s fighting men and women. We know you’re extended around the world, including in our region.”

“We know we have no better friends than the American people, the American governments, the American fighting men and women,” Netanyahu stressed. “You fight for America, but you also fight for freedom.”

Video: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.Video: GPO

Posted by The Prime Minister of Israel on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dempsey responded positively, noting, “the greatest gift has been the friendship that we’ve managed to forge with the leaders in the IDF, and I know you’re proud of them but we are too.”

“It’s our constitution, and you know that that’s what inspires us as I know service to your nation inspires you.”


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