Because the rest of Israel's tiny budget has to be invested in short-term threats, Joseph. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 19.09.10 | 17:18 (IST)

    Not a day passes without Israel being threatened with thing such as the Russian sale of weapons to Syria, the smuggling of yet more modern missiles to Hezbollah by Iran, all imaginable assymetrical threats from Gaza, Lebanon, and what have you, and -last but not least- the genocidal threats by Iran and its military nuclear program. Israel is not in a position to think in long term as if it were quiet Finland. The fact it does invest 4 billion (2 state funded, 2 private funded) is amazingly daring and visionary, given the formidable enemies Israel has all around every day, and all it has in its plate to deal with.

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    First published 01:49 19.09.10 | Last updated 01:49 19.09.10
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