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An Israeli navy Dolphin-class submarine in the water off the coast of Haifa

For the first time ever, Israel is slated to participate in the world’s largest maritime military exercise later this month.

The Biennial Rim of the Pacific is a multinational Naval Exercise led by the U.S. Third Fleet off the coast of Hawaii and southern California, scheduled from June 27 to August 2.

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Brazil, Sri Lanka and Vietnam are the other “first time” newbies in the exercise.

A total of 26 nations are taking part in the drill.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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