... economy. Also, having to deal with its jealous neighbors and their boycotts of anything Israeli hinders the Jewish State from flourishing as it could and being even more self reliant. Israel uses its annual donated American funds to buy US military gear and the R&D technology spinoffs from that greatly benefits the Americans in many ways. What does the US get back from the billions given freely to Egypt? Burned flags, death chants, and people laughing on their way to their local banks and to their Swiss bank accounts, or, and maybe a good shwarma sandwich on the house when visiting Egyptian dignitaries in Cairo. Even the gas and oil field discoveries off Israel's coast and the potential trillion dollar value of those resources has forced Nasrallah to order his "Oil & Gas Exploration For Dummies" reference book from Amazon and after browsing through it and hurting his little head, he has decided to instead revert back to what he knows best, threaten to destroy the fields in missile and commando attacks. So you see, Israel has to struggle more than most to make the great money its very industrious citizens are capable of making whereas its enemies have to just learn how to squeeze their terror triggers.
from the article: Palestinians to Israel: Stop E-1 plan or we'll go to The Hague