FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2016 file photo, an Israeli Air Force F-35 plane performs during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim Air Force Base near Beersheba, Israel. Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, the head of Israel’s air force said Tuesday, May 22, 2018, that it used the next-generation F-35 fighter jet for the first time during a recent mission. He told a conference that the plane had flown over Beirut, and that the air force is just beginning to understand “the huge potential” of the aircraft. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
Israeli Air Force F-35 plane performs during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim Air Force Base in December. AP

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