Sucking them dry

The Gaza “disengagement” is nearly over – a media circus created by Israel for maximum world attention and trauma – and already the Jewish state is asking for more money. US$2.2 billion, to be precise.

Israel’s ambassador in Washington, Daniel Ayalon, said he hoped America would be generous and support the development of Galilee and Negev. His chutzpah knows no bounds. “This would be a strong political message from the United States…for what we are doing. Israel is a cornerstone for stability in the Middle East”, he said.

Washington has offered the Palestinians around US$240 million in its 2006 budget.

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