"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.
Law expanding definition of terrorist activity passes first Knesset reading (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. report recommends ending loan guarantees to Israel at end of 2011