Glick-should Israel back away from US aid deal?

On Monday, acting head of the National Security Council Yaakov Nagel will sit down with his US counterpart, Susan Rice, and try to conclude negotiations about a new, multi-year defense assistance package. We must all hope that he fails. No clear Israeli interest will be advanced by concluding the aid deal presently on the table. Indeed, the deal now being discussed will cause Israel massive, long-term economic and strategic damage. This is true for a number of reasons. First, there is the issue of the deal’s impact on Israel’s military industries, which are the backbone of Israel’s strategic independence Read more...

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