True, but at least in theory no one can make us bankroll Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • kira
    • 20.03.10 | 18:54 (IST)

    Oren is right. Israel should be free to make its own decisions. Unfortunately, we, in this country, cannot. We are required to support Israel financially and politically--even to our detriment when Israeli policies are not consistent with US interests. Certainly Oren's principles should apply to us as well--no one can make us fork over $3billion/year (plus $2billion/year bribe money to Egypt) and provide automatic vetoes in the UN. But alas, that is not Israel's problem--it's ours. Our political system simply encourages politicians to sell themselves to the highest bidder irrespective of other considerations.

    from the article: Israel's U.S. envoy: 'No one can force us to make peace'
    First published 16:57 20.03.10 | Last updated 02:51 21.03.10
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