Years ago we wanted to build our own fighter plane, and cancel this after heavy US pressure. Its time we give up the US aid which forces us to buy US goods, and start invest in our own industries. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Israeli
    • 15.08.10 | 16:40 (IDT)

    The prices of US fighters are exorbitant because they are not real. They are subsidies given by the US government to its military industries. We should take very seriously the fact that the American people elected a clearly pro-Islam and anti-Israel president. We respect the choice of the American people, but we should consider our own military industries too. This may be tough, but we passed much harder times and prevailed. To all Israelis who think the current administration is an aberration, I suggest to give more weight to the will of the American people as reflected in their last elections. We are not going to see many friends in the White House for many years to come. And this goes the same for anyone who has illusions that we won't have to deal with Iran directly. Either we deal with Iran or Iran deals with us. Don't put your hopes for Israel in the USA - this era is over.

    from the article: Israel to purchase 20 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets
    First published 15:40 15.08.10 | Last updated 17:55 15.08.10
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