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    • Uri
    • 02.02.10 | 18:57 (IST)

    Arms paid in hard cash can be a help. Israel itself helped Estonia in 1990ies. Everybody agreed that Estonia did need an army but no one wanted to sell real arms - they were afraid to annoy Russia. Then Israel agreed to sell arms to Estonia, of course because of hard currency and not beautiful blue Nordic eyes. Next day after disclosing the deal every country - even Russia said, "So you needed arms? Which ones, when, and how many?! Why didn't you just say so?!" But Estonia already had all rifles, machine guns and ammunition for the next decade. I guess Israel experienced the same kind of difficulties after its creation, so Czech arms deal should be considered help, even if paid in hard cash.

    from the article: It's wrong to suggest Israel was direct result of Holocaust
    First published 02:17 02.02.10 | Last updated 08:10 02.02.10
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