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An Israeli soldier launches a drone that's attached to a military vehicle in southern Israel, not far from the border with the Gaza Strip, on July 29. Israel was a pioneer with drones and has developed a number of military technologies that it later sells abroad. Jim Hollander/EPA/Landov hide caption

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With Homegrown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23. While the two countries are close allies, they have exchanged criticism during the recent Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza. Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gaza Violence Tests Once-Unshakable Allies U.S. And Israel

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An Israeli Merkava tank drives past a field of sunflowers along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as it moves out of the Gaza Strip on Aug. 3. Gil Cohen Magen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hamas Conflict Could Have Lingering Impact On Israel's Economy

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Israel, Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire Extension

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An Israeli soldier stands inside an underground tunnel built by Hamas militants leading from the Gaza Strip into Southern Israel. Israel says it has destroyed 32 similar tunnels so far in the nearly monthlong conflict. Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images hide caption

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Fear Of Tunnels, Not Rockets, Rattles Israeli Community

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Following 3-Day Truce, Rocket Fire Resumes In Gaza

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White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense

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Central American Leaders: Immigrant Children Are A Shared Problem

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Despite Growing Anger, EU Nations May Balk At Russian Sanctions

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Pro-Russian Separatists Accused Of Shooting Down Malaysia Jetliner

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A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraq's Kurdish region anchors near Ashkelon, Israel. It's believed the oil has been off-loaded into Israel. The U.S. and Baghdad oppose the Kurdish export of oil from the autonomous northern region. David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kurds May Have Oil To Export, But Buyers Are Harder To Find

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Amid Eroding Trust, Germany Expels America's Top Spy In Berlin

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Iraqi policemen take up positions on a bridge north of Baghdad on Monday. There's a consensus among Western and Middle Eastern states that militants from the Islamic State pose a serious threat to the region. But there's no sign yet that countries like the United States, Russia and Iran are prepared to work together. Ahmed Saad/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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For Once, The U.S., Russia And Iran Actually Agree On Something

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Kerry's Iraq Mission Takes Him To Kurdistan

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