It is noteworthy to those of us who focus on international religious freedom that whenever Turkey moves in, religious freedom moves out.
The ship, based on the design of Israel's Sa'ar 72 mini-corvette, will be built partially in Greece and partially in Israel.
Mitsotakis visited Yad Vashem and met with Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi during the second day of the trip.
Israel is the first foreign country to be visited by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis since the global lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
This is the fist official to the site since the coronavirus outbreak began.
"This is an expression of Israelis' love for Greece."
It is believed that the plans were prepared as a contingency regarding developments in Syria, to maintain offensive and deterrence capabilities on the Western front while moving troops.
Greece is seeking reciprocity with Israel, by which people flying to Israel from Greece will not have to go into a two-week quarantine upon arrival.
Tourism accounts for about 20% of the Greek economy and the government sees the sector as a major engine of its recovery from a lockdown that has brought business to a virtual standstill.
Israel and Greece are strong regional allies, and both have worked through diplomatic channels and through their respective diaspora communities to strengthen this existing friendship.