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Israeli Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin rejected what he said were U.S. calls for Israel to scrap its multibillion-dollar Lavi jet fighter project. Israel has invested more than $1 billion in developing the Lavi, but U.S. officials believe Israel has seriously underestimated project costs. Israeli sources say that Washington has suggested that Israel instead buy more U.S. warplanes. In Washington, the Administration announced plans to sell Israel 20 electronic jamming devices, worth about $38 million, for its U.S.-built F-15 fighters.


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