Israel to send first warship to NATO naval force
AP and Hanan Greenberg
Published: 20.11.09, 16:07
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1. I wish the knowledge and expertise of Israel
Keren ,   IL-BR   (11.20.09)
are not been used without return. I think every hand Israel gives to NATO-same as any other country- must be payed in favor of Israel in the political sphere. Favors are payed with favors.
Benjamin   (11.20.09)
the Israeli have been the master builder of teh whole air, sea, land, artilaery fleet i any Nation : -) we have every reason to give Praise to G-d for the blessing for being a jew, a male and and isralite, We work together with everyone and we build and contribute to human civilization. Name any field you want :-) We are Singaporeans and we are international accepted. ben singapore
3. how many Israeli subs are out there
zionist forever   (11.20.09)
This probably has something to do with the fact israel wants to extend its military influence into the Mediterranean and plans to start deploying submarines now 2 more have been delivered so israel. Now it has 5 subs there can constantly be at least 1 at sea monitoring its enemies. What better way to get used to operating in the area than taking part in a NATO mission. It wouldn't surprise me if there was a sub shadowing the ship either undeclared to NATO forces or at least some of them know but that part is not being made public knowladge to avoid political problems with arabs.
4. News guaranteed to make many an Arab frown
Cameron ,   USA   (11.20.09)
Careful though, Israel. The more you give, and integrate, the greater the pressure will grow for you to bow to their European politics and agenda.
ale ,   Italia   (11.20.09)
NO ISRAEL IN NATO NATO ISN'T MORAL no ship that bombed and will to shot gaza lager
6. sure its not the same one as Hizbollah sunk this year?
RJBH ,   Methil   (11.20.09)
7. To: No. 6
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.20.09)
Does it never end with you? Hizbollah fired upon an Israeli corvette in 2006. Four crew members were killed, the ship's fire was put out, and she was able to steam on her own to port. Hizbollah paid dearly for that one. But in answer to your question, obviously no, it is not the one. You don't suppose it could be the KARINE A or the FRANCOP, do ye laddie? LOL
8. To: No. 5
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.20.09)
You have been consuming entirely too much of your name. Go sleep it off and post when you are capable of putting down something that is actually coherent.
9. Israeli ships joins nato. Respose to #5 and 6
jeremy ,   hula valley kibbutz   (11.20.09)
Neither one of you makes any sense. However, who cares. Israel will fight terror at all corners of the world. Joining NATO just helps and shows that it needs Israel, a lot more than I say, the arab countries. Just hope Gladstone doesn't have anything to say on this one too
10. #6 is Methil in bizzaro world?
11. RJBH in Methyl
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (11.20.09)
What's the matter, Rob? Run out of ammo? You can do better than not.
12. lol.. You know I was just Joking... but
RJBH ,   Methil   (11.21.09)
When the mighty IDF Navy cant even police its own back yard without the risk of being sunk.. A boat to Nato is merely a token symbol of imagined Zionist sea power. The days when Lebanon would fear the arrival of a Israeli gun boat of its coast... are a distant memory.. I should think these day it will be the Zionist navy that fears being sent to patrol the coast further north.
13. #12 really are an idiot. Say no more...
Australian Guy ,   Australia   (11.21.09)
14. NATO & Isreal
Tom D ,   USA   (11.21.09)
I am not sure why does a nation in Asia join the NORTH Atlantic treaty Organization. NATO is an outdated organization looking for a reason to exist. Why can they never get rid of a bad idea? BTW what does Gladstone have to do with NATO? Does the report both you on the hula valley kibbutz?
15. Israeli Navy to NATO
Boatops ,   NY, USA   (11.21.09)
Watch out, the Israeli's are known for their ATTACK on the U.S. NAVY ship USS LIBERTY where they knowingly KILLED 34 and wounded 174 U.S. Navy Sailors. REMEMBER the LIBERTY!!!
16. Terrorism in the Med?
Ari Mann ,   Barcelona, Spain   (11.21.09)
Up to now, and starting with USS Liberty (or perhaps even before), the only relevant piracy and terrorism acts in the Med were perpetrated by the Israelis. And now Israel is joining the OTAN? Hilarious. Well, high time to abolish that organization before it starts bombing the enemies of Israel, just as the U.S. army does.
17. #16 Achille Lauro?
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (11.21.09)
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