US Navy destroyer the USS Ross has docked in Ashdod, a southern port in Israel, Reuters reported. The last time a US ship sailed in the Israeli port was roughly 20 years ago. They would previously dock mostly in the northern ports, something which makes the USS Ross’ docking even more unusual.

The destroyer was met by the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who welcomed the sailors personally and held a speech on the ship’s deck. He noted that the USS Ross’ visit marks a new level of relations between Israel and the US.

“This visit has significance. It symbolizes the deep alliance between Israel and the US. President Trump gave full support […] and the fact that this destroyer is visiting here today is an expression of that support,” he said.

Spokesman for the US Sixth Fleet Commander Kyle Raines told Reuters that the USS Ross’ visit to Ashdod “reinforces the strong and enduring partnership” between the US and Israel. He added that the navy will be adjusting “force protection measures to ensure the safety of sailors,” but didn’t specify which threats they would need to be protected from.

The US moved its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, despite protests from the international community in May 2018. Tel Aviv, on the contrary, praised the move. The White House’s controversial decision intensified a wave of Palestinian mass protests on the Gaza border, leading to numerous casualties.

 

Source: Sputnik

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SaladinonTV
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SaladinonTV

Great, another face slap for the USS Liberty victims and families.

Rick Bauer
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Rick Bauer

And they didn’t “mistake” it for an Egyptian horse boat.

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

“Tel Aviv, on the contrary, praised the move”
=> Except the Mossad HQ, there are no national institutions in Tel-Aviv.
Government, parliament, etc etc are in Jerusalem since 1949…

SaladinonTV
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Almost all Likud business is conducted and decisions are made in the myriad Tel Aviv strip clubs and whorehouses. Therefore the sentence is correct.