Geva Newsreel 291, 1963

Congo Army Chief of Staff Joseph Mobutu Visits Israel

1 Minute, 1963
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Directed by: Unknown
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

General Joseph-Désiré Mobutu, Chief of Staff of the army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Congo Leopoldville) lands in Israel for a two-week visit to watch the training of his subordinates that attend courses in Israel. At Lod Airport, he is welcomed by Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Tzvi Tzur, Commander of the Israeli Air Force Major General Ezer Weizmann, and the head of the Instruction Department Major General Yeshayahu Gavish. Afterward, Mobutu takes a tour of an IDF paratroopers base where 219 Congo Army soldiers also train. The Congolese soldiers practice jumping and landing.


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