Skip to comments.'U.S. Aid to Israel No Longer Sacred'
Posted on 04/03/2012 6:24:51 AM PDT by lbryce
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has warned Israelis his government needs higher taxes to help pay for anti-missile defense, though he's no doubt counting on U.S. military aid to help him out.
But as the United States has to tighten its own belt and cut defense spending by up to $600 billion, Globes business daily commentator Ran Dagoni cautioned: "U.S. aid to Israel is longer sacred.
"U.S military aid to Israel is no longer a fixed point in relations between the two countries.
"The threat to American aid to Israel (and in fact to every other foreign aid plan) is, of course, a result of the budget noose around Washington's neck."
There's no sign yet of major cutbacks in U.S. aid, which includes $3 billion a year in military assistance that's vital to Israel's military as it faces the threat of massive missile and rocket bombardment from Iran, Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
But the whole issue of U.S. aid to Israel is gathering steam, for political as well as economic reasons, and is being debated within the United States to a degree not seen for many years.
Walter Pincus of The Washington Post kicked it off Oct. 18 by urging, as Americans have to tighten their belts, a re-evaluation of U.S. assistance to the Jewish state after Netanyahu ordered hefty cuts in Israel's defense spending.
"If Israel can reduce its defense spending because of its domestic economic problems, shouldn't the United States -- which must cut military costs because of its major budget deficit -- consider reducing its aid to Israel?" he asked.
Israel had to introduce budgetary cutbacks to boost social spending after months of street protests across the political spectrum.
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Rothchild’s Supreme Court Building has done them in
the ‘All Seeing Eye’ in top of pyramid in middle of the thing was a dead give away
The US shouldn’t be sending massive amounts of foriegn aid to ANY middle east country, Isreal or any of the Muslim countries. We’ve got our own financial problems to deal with - they can deal with theirs.
As much as I love Israel, I agree. Time for Israel to wean itself from the American Teat..The price is just too high.
The only eye opener is that any person with an room temperature IQ or above would fall for the antisemitic garbage of Henry Makow. Either you can’t read, or don’t care to.
Israel should wean itself from dependence on the US. However, we are also funding Israel’s enemies and should not be.
The Supreme Court moved into its current home in 1992, from its Russian Compound location, where it existed for 44 years. Planned by the brother-sister architect duo of Ram and Ada Carmi, and erected through a donation by Dorothea De-Rothschild, it is richly but sparingly adorned with antiques, such as the ancient Hamat Gader synagogue mosaic A guided tour of this striking edifice is a tour into the minds of its planners who leaned heavily on the Bible and the precepts of Jewish thought in guiding their fashion, somehow managing to unite the disparate, rounding the square, if you will.And here is the page of the architect http://www.adakarmimelamede.com/the-supreme-court
The first thing one notice as one walks into the entrance foyer of the Supreme Court building, is the narrow staircase leading -as it were - into the sky. A Jerusalem stone wall on one side, and a bare flat wall on the other, it symbolizes the aspiration from the land (laws) towards the heavens (justice). This same theme is repeated in the visual leitmotif of straight lines (''Your laws are straight,'' Psalms 119:113) and circles (''He leads me in the circles of Justice,'' Psalms 23:3).
The sky is a major presence in the courthouse, since skylight plays a predominant role, nullifying the need for artificial lighting, except when the sun goes down. The circular library - open to the public - opens on to a pyramid, through which light streams down through circular windows; the vast foyer, which leads into the five austere courtrooms (the largest in the middle, the smallest on the sides), is in a constant state of change, thanks to the changing shadows thrown onto the walls by the shifting sun; and the entire structure opens onto the Courtyard of the Arches - reminiscent of the courtyard of the Rockefeller Museum - down whose center flows an artificial spring (''Truth will spring up from the earth'' Psalms 85:12)