Subtract the cost of the occupation, and things look different - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Moshe B.
    • 23.06.13 | 19:07 (IDT)

    While the word "Defense" is represented by the middle letter of "IDF", the fact is that Israel (along with my American tax dollars) is paying to finance a colonial occupation army. Withdraw to the '48 borders, allow the Palestinians to have their own state, sign the generous peace agreement that the Arab states are offering, and you won't need to spend nearly so much money on purely destructive enterprises like the military.

    from the article: Clear and present danger: Budget cuts do not bode well for IDF
    First published 23:42 07.06.13 | Last updated 10:09 07.06.13
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