New Defense Minister On Northern Border With Syria, Lebanon: Don’t Test Us

The Jerusalem Post reports: Defense minister Avigdor Liberman held his first visit to the IDF Northern Command on Tuesday. The freshly appointed minister heard briefings from IDF Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

He was also briefed by OC Northern Command, Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, the head of the Northern Formation and Commander of the IDF Staff and Command College, Maj.-Gen. Yossi Bachar, and regional commanders in northern Israel.

Defense officials declined to say whether Liberman toured the Syrian or Lebanese borders.

“I heard briefings today on this area, which is always sensitive, and I can say that the northern border is in good and secure hands,” Liberman said.

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