March 21, 2010

JUST BLUSTER:

Squeeze Israel by cutting US aid? Not likely (KAROUN DEMIRJIAN, 3/21/10, Associated Press)

The diplomatic crisis between the U.S. and Israel has sent a tremor through their alliance, but one key part of the bond seems virtually untouchable: the roughly $3 billion a year in U.S. military aid.

Israel's harsher critics often call for aid cuts to twist Israel's arm. Yet amid the uproar of recent days over plans to build 1,600 new homes for a Jewish neighborhood in a disputed part of Jerusalem, there has been no serious talk of using aid as a club.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 21, 2010 6:30 AM
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