"this is just another ploy meant to milk the u.s. some more." And why not? If the USA is willing to manufacture and sell superior tools of war, wby shouldn't Israel want the very best? That is not the problem. The problem is that Israel also wants the USA to NOT sell to anybody else. An exclusive right to purchase extended to a single buyer is not good business. So Israel can forget ahout that!
Jewish teen sustains moderate wounds in stabbing in Jerusalem; assailant shot by police (Haaretz)
from the article: 'Bush sold Arab states arms in violation of deal with Israel'