Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with the members of the IDF General Staff Forum, together with Defense Minister Benny Gantz, IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi and Defense Ministry Director General Maj,-Gen. (ret.) Amir Eshel, at the Kirya in Tel Aviv, today (Thursday, 20 January 2022).

Prime Minister Bennett spoke with the members of the forum about his strategic concept regarding the various challenges facing the State of Israel, especially the Iranian issue, The Prime Minister emphasized that the main task of the State of Israel is to inflict significant harm on the Iranian regime and its proxies in the region.

Prime Minister Bennett also discussed the strengthening of relations between Israel and the US as well as the continued enhancing of Israel's international standing by building up Israeli assets in various fields, particularly high-tech and dealing with the coronavirus, among others.

At the conclusion of his remarks, Prime Minister Bennett thanked the IDF and the defense establishment for the level of security they provide to he citizens of the State of Israel and their significant contribution to the national effort to deal with the coronavirus.