The Money's in the Occupied Territories, Lapid

Israel has made the occupation into a sacred security cow, preventing it from being evaluated economically.

The American website Cost of War is only for those with nerves of steel. Its homepage features a hair-raising display of the costs of the two wars the United States is waging in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the numbers of dollars whizzing by at a dizzying pace, like on an out-of-control gas pump.