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West German Ship Docks in Israel

The West German destroyer Bayern arrived in Haifa on Monday, on a four-day goodwill visit, only the second German naval vessel to call at Israel since diplomatic relations were established between Jerusalem and Bonn in August 1965.

The West German navy’s training ship Gorch Fock, a square-rigger, visited Haifa in 1988.

The Bayern’s 270 officers and crew plan to tour Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and Lake Kinneret. They are also being hosted by Israeli families.