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Agree, with caveats

Reader comment on item: End U.S. Aid to Israel

Submitted by Tirtza (Israel), Jul 27, 2016 at 04:35

Israel has defense systems that are very expensive to use but help to avoid conflict because they are defensive, exclusively.
I am talking about the Iron Dome, and the newer David's Sling, which simply shoot down incoming missles.
These systems have been designed with US aid and the US has received technical specifications, in return.

It is inconceivable that with the launch of many missles into Israel, either from Gaza, a regular occurence, or, G-d forbid, from Lebanon, where the missles are much more destructive and advaanced, that Israel would be able to retain the same composure that has been the case in the past, because there would be much more damage and casualties.

This alternative of serious response to missle attacks would be met by US and world condemnation, like we've seen in the past.
If Israel could really attain true soverignity, it would be another matter but, I'm afraid that without affordable defensive systems, Israel willbe forced into conflicts that will give her many enemies, in the EU, US, and beyond, further excuses to isolate the Jewish State.


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