Israel hosts NATO naval drill


Israel is hosting a NATO naval exercise.

Six NATO frigates commanded by a Turkish admiral arrived Monday in Haifa for a joint drill with Israeli Navy missile boats.

“During the visit, a demonstration of naval capabilities took place, as well as an exchange of information on a range of topics,” the Israeli military said in a statement.

Israel has been shoring up ties recently with NATO as part of preparations for any future showdown with Iran.

For the first time, Israel this year posted a naval liaison at NATO headquarters in Napoli, Italy.

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