Both Israel and Palestine rely heavily on international aid to survive...But... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe - Haifa, Israel
    • 04.03.11 | 19:54 (IST)

    There is a difference. The aid that the Palestinians get is due to the fact that they do not have a state so they can develop an economy and trade with other nations and eventually the need for foreign aid will diminish. Israel on the other hand uses the aid it gets for the military and not to develop its economy which is going down the drain. Israel uses the aid to continue with the occupation and building of settlements and not for the good of it's own people. Without foreign aid, Israel will not be able to stand on its own if it continues the way it has in the last 60 years. One day the aid will stop and then Israel will be in deep trouble if it does not put forward a fair and just peace proposal to the Palestinian people.

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    First published 08:27 04.03.11 | Last updated 08:27 04.03.11
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