1. Tense

    Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador

    FILE In this Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 file photo, The Mavi Marmara ship, aboard which Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla took place on May 31, 2010, leaves the Haifa port, northern Israel, on its way to Turkey. An Israeli official says a long-awaited U.N. report on bloodshed aboard a Gaza-bound protest flotilla last year shows Israel's actions did not violate international law. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the report has yet to be officially released. He said publication would likely be later Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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    Tensions are rising between Turkey and Israel over the United Nation's report on Israel's raid on the Gaza-bound protest flotilla last year. Turkey expelled the Israeli ambassador and suspended military cooperation with Israel, demanding that Israel apologize for the raid. An Israeli official, speaking anonymously, says there will be no apology. The U.N. report says that Israel's raid on the Gaza flotilla, which departed from Turkey, was within the bounds of international law but was “excessive and unreasonable.” Eight Turks and one Turkish-American activist were killed in the raid.

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