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.
U.S. House Speaker Boehner brushes off call for his ouster (Reuters)