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    • Yonatan
    • 10.08.11 | 09:13 (IDT)

    If the US were to cease giving Israel $3 billion a year for military expenditures,, it would force Netanyahu's government to make some hard choices - either cut back on subsidizing settlements or cut back on socioeconomic expenditures. Either way, the coalition might collapsed. I thinkit's a good idea. It's high time we Israelis were forced to fend for ourselves economically. But I would strongly oppose cessation of armaments sales to Israel. That would throw tens of thousands of American workers out of their jobs.

    from the article: U.S. 'deeply concerned' by Israel's approval of East Jerusalem construction plans
    First published 02:44 10.08.11 | Last updated 02:44 10.08.11
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