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Oct 18, 2009

A delayed shipment of Israel Aerospace Industries-made Heron unmanned air vehicles to Turkey has become the focus of an international dispute. Turkey had invited the Israeli defense forces to participate in a joint military exercise this month, but canceled the invitation at the last minute. The incident drew praise from some quarters, including Syria and Hamas, who viewed Turkey's decision as a rebuke for Israeli hostilities against Muslims. But the action provoked mild rebuke from the US Department of State. Oct 15, 2009

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