I think it would be very interesting if the U.S. stopped it's financial support of Israel. I assume that Israel could find ways to pay the interest on the loans accumulated as it helped the U.S. military-industrial complex by buying U.S. weapons and killing Israeli development of potential avionic competition. Then, the sugardaddy's plums withheld, Israel could take a look at its vulture capitalism and sort out the conflicting claims of economic viability, need to work for peace, and the need to resist Palestinian violence efficiently and without unnecessary strategic concessions for political reasons, After all, the money is now all Israeli--it just may not pay to relocate Jews from Gaza while the Abu's are unable to either suppress the militias or find a stable way, any way, to control them politically aside from endless jockeying ending in the inevitable cease-fire collapse. Before Sharon decided on a fancy-shmancy geopolitical strategy of really bringing Israeli occupiers to the enemy (and Barak hit on the strategy of taking them back)--the 70's saw an attempt at a stategy of gently coercing the Palestinians to go in the opposite direction of where the Israeliis were. It's much easier--and hey, without U.S. apron strings ...
Saudi Arabian king cuts France trip short after beach controversy (Reuters)
from the article: If Bush is really serious