The Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz, will leave tonight (4 April) for the United States to attend the annual Servicemen’s Welfare Association event in New York. The Prime Minister and Minister of Defense was invited to the event, but since he could not attend, the Chief of Staff is attending instead. The Chief of Staff will be away from the country for about 48 hours and will return on Friday, 7.4.00.