Israel is not the country it was in 47' or 67'. Our economy is much better now. It's true that if we want to continue spending moneys on luxuries we won't be independent. But if we invest more in technology and defense, renew the Lavi project and others, we will have the possibility of being more independent. In today's globalization, no country is fully independent. And don't be so pessimistic.
IDF soldiers find improvised weapons and ammunition at Jenin refugee camp (Haaretz)
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