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Originally posted by xmotex
If it is an attempt at it, I don't think it's working.
Most people I'm talking to here in NJ seem to blame the Israelis.
As gas prices rise due to this, I expect to see more of it.
If Israel manages to alienate the US population enough, they can expect to lose US aid.
And without the massive aid they receive from the US, Israel's strategic position is hopeless.
[edit on 7/14/06 by xmotex]
Originally posted by Parmenides
That's not true from a numeric point of view.
Isreal gets 2-3 billions from the US. That's ~3% of the Israeli Budjet.
It's a nice addition, but hardly a life support. You have to remember that only after 67 did the US started giving aid to Israel. In the first years, when Isreal could have really used that aid, it still maneged to survive fine without it.
When the aid was offered, Israel already had a pretty good economy, and today the aid is more a sort of sponsership to US military Industries (most of the aid is given as american military equipment), then any vital life line to Israel.