I can understand Alabama asking for 20 billion or Hawaii or even Ohio, but um, Israel?
Defense Minister Barak said Israel might request an additional $20 billion in military assistance from the United States in order to prepare for possible threats, given the recent unrest in the Middle East.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Tuesday, Barak said that Israel should not fear regional changes or the risk of offering valiant concessions to the Palestinians.
Without making a ‘daring’ peace offer, however, Israel cannot seek additional aid, Barak was quoted as saying.
Israel already receives $3billion in military aid a year from the U.S., but any increase in aid could hinge on the country’s relationship with enemies Palestine.
It is perhaps little surprise, then, that Barak also said that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is likely to offer Palestinians a state within temporary borders, detailing for the first time an emerging Israeli plan for breaking the deadlocked peace negotiations. (here)