The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford will land in Israel on Sunday for an official visit to discuss the nuclear deal, Russia, and Syria. This will be Dunford’s first official visit outside of the United States since starting in the post on October 1.

On Sunday, Dunford, a Marine general, will review an honor guard at IDF headquarters in the Kirya in Tel Aviv before meeting with his Israeli counterpart, IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.

The two generals are expected to discuss a number of matters including both countries’ intelligence activities in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, which the IDF describes as a strategic turning point. The duo will also discuss Syria: Russian operations in the region, U.S. involvement, and the Iranian offensive.[…]