Arms Embargoes Had Little Effect on Israel in the Past

Britain unlikely to carry out its threat to suspend weapons export to Israel if fighting in Gaza resumes.

The British threat to suspend 12 arms export licenses to Israel has little to do with foreign policy. The announcement, made on Tuesday by Business Secretary Vince Cable, which said that "in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities," the U.K. will suspend export licenses for military equipment to Israel, is mainly a result of weeks of internal wrangling in the Conservative–Liberal...