US Destroyer Docks In Israel For First Time In 19 Years. Netanyahu Says It Shows US Support To Israeli Actions In Syria

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US Destroyer Docks In Israel For First Time In 19 Years. Netanyahu Says It Shows US Support To Israeli Actions In Syria

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrives at Ashdod, Israel, Oct. 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its seventh patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Krystina Coffey/ Released)

The US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross arrived in Israel’s Ashdod on October 8 for a scheduled port visit to show the “shared U.S.-Israeli commitment to security in the region,” the US Navy said.

The USS Ross docked in an Israeli port for the first time in over 19 years. In general, foreign navies prefer northern Haifa as their Israeli port of call. Thus, the USS Ross’s arrival at Ashdod potentially signals the US interest in broadened berthing options for its Mediterranean Sixth Fleet.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the port visit on October 11 saying that this development shows US support to Israeli actions in Syria.

“This is the first visit in some 19 years by an American destroyer at the Ashdod port,” the prime minister said as he toured the ship. “There is significance to this visit; it symbolizes that deep alliance between Israel and the United States.”

He said that Israel is “determined to act to defend ourselves against the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, and against its proxies.”

“President Trump gave full support to this policy of ours, and the fact that this destroyer is visiting here today is an expression of that American support. I think that message has been received through the Middle East,” Netanyahu said adding in an apparent reference to Russia, “and I think it has been received even beyond the Middle East.”

Previously Israeli media, experts and even top officials openly threated to destroy S-300 air defense systems, which Syria has received from Russia.

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  • MADE MAKER

    Got Flash-Back of ISRAEL BOMBING US NAVY SHIPS in the Past

    • leon mc pilibin

      Don’t forget the USS Liberty.

      • John Whitehot

        seems that the event is more remembered around europe and elsewhere than in the US.

  • John Whitehot

    “In general, foreign navies prefer northern Haifa as their Israeli port of call.”

    that’s for, that is – foreign navies. since the US navy it’s not foreign to Israel, in the sense they are under the same zionist chain of command, there is little glamour to the event.

  • leon mc pilibin

    Nutandyahoo, making a fool of himself,as usual,He must have forgotten about the Russian presence in Syria already.He needs proper medication, ASAP.

  • alejoeisabel

    The United States Navy remember the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty in a day imprinted on our sailors when Israel put a knife on our backs in a naked act of infamy.

    • Sinbad2

      I wonder if any Americans remember the day a US plane attacked and Australian navy ship HMAS Hobart?

      • Ace

        I don’t. Was it intentional?

  • Lena Jones

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: not even Jesus himself can save israel from utter destruction at this stage of the game.

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.

    • Hisham Saber

      Absolutely. Your right. As Mr. Khamenei of Iran said, Israel wont last another 25 years. And he said this years ago. so my guess is the apartheid Zionist entity occupying Palestine is doomed soon. The ‘ writing is on the wall / for Israel.

    • Albert Pike

      Oh no – I don’t wish anybody harm, by this doomsday number, right now. I wish that people everywhere stand up, and stop this millennialist made, dangerous bullcrap NWO number!

      But save Israel? One wonders for what reason the National Zionists really founded that state – and if it is meant to be saved, in this old plan – made by religious loonies. Well it might fulfill its planned purpose, by dying for six million ‘letters of vah’ – till one of the two Moshiach’s falls first from the high roof – and one of them takes everything to hell, and the other one saves the day – for who’s left.

      Anyway – it will be a good ‘NASA Project Blue Beam’ satellite laser/hologram projection show…

      And the lesson of the story – if you make a deal with the Devil, don’t fake your fire offerings, because he knows:
      https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/nazis-killed-fewer-than-1-million-jews-ny-rabbi-says-1.5384577

      • Lena Jones

        The Red Cross back in 1948 counts 273,612 jews killed in WW2.

        I tend to believe the Red Cross above the swindling antigentile jews.

  • Ger

    ‘shows US support’ ……more like Morons and Warmongers tend to flock together.

  • Tommy Jensen

    This visit by US Destroyer show the entire US Military is behind Israel.
    US Navy and Airforce are ready to use its Triad Nuclear Attack system to defend Israel against anybody who show the slightest aggression against it, for peace and freedom. Let that sink in a few minutes.

    • madashellron

      Seems like Israel opened the door to being attacked. Seeing they have bombed and attacked Syria over 200 time in one year. : )
      And what’s some matter with Israel. Can’t they defend themselves with there hundreds of illegal nukes, poor babies!

  • Ace

    ** an expression of that American support **

    Thus explaining the mysterious US policy to wage aggressive and unconstitutional war on Syria and murder hundreds of thousands of its citizens for reasons that have nothing to do with any American interest