The USS Ross became the first United States warship to dock in Israel in nearly 20 years on Thursday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boarded the guided-missile destroyer, stationed in Ashdod, to mark the occasion.
In a short speech, Netanyahu called the visit “significant” and symbolic of “deep alliance” between Israel and the US.
“President [Donald] Trump has given full support to our policy and that this destroyer is visiting here today is an expression of that American support,” the Israeli leader added.
Mandatory credit: Israeli GPO