Next week, the largest and newest US aircraft carrier will arrive in Israel. The USS George H.W. Bush, nicknamed Avenger, can carry over 5,000 crew members and 90 different aircraft.

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Next week, the largest and newest aircraft carrier of the US Navy, USS George H.W. Bush, will arrive for a visit at the Port of Haifa in Israel. Over 5,000 crew members can fit on the carrier, along with approximately 90 different aircraft.

Over the past several years, the carrier, nicknamed Avenger, was deployed in the Persian Gulf, from where fighter jets attacked ISIS targets in Syria. US officials refused to comment on the purpose of the visit. Israel maintains close ties with the US Navy and the US Air Force and similar visits in the past included joint exercises.

Next week in Israel

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