If as the author says the Tea Party are isolationists who cut funding: even better! Israel would be free of american calls for restraint during military action and can easily make up the 3 billion with sales to China and India, while Egypt (and the Pals) lose 2 Billion a year. Time to stand on our own two feet. The only ything Israel needs from America is joint research and diplomatic support at the UN which will continue. Unless the author thinks the Tea Party will back Saudi Arabia?
Erdan meets senior IDF officers (res.) to discuss candidacy of Gal Hirsch for police chief (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel's right should be wary of U.S. conservatives