Russia, the United States and the European Union are going to sell arms to whoever they want to sell arms to based on a risk assess ment on their respective countries. We are not going to take into account Israel's concerns because the very nature of a weapon is that it may or may not be used on someone else. And if the risk of Hezbollah acquiring them means that Israeli naval vessels can no longer shell beruit then that is a plus. Russia has many defence contracts in the region to fail to fulfill any of them would see a lucrative revenuse stream dry up. Israel wouldn't stop arms sales to say Georgia in the face of Russian objections why should anyone else play by different rules?
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)