Olmert is nervous about U.S. plans to sell arms to Saudi Arabia and other moderate Gulf states, fearing it would damage Israel’s deterrent capabilities in the Middle East. By deterrent, does he mean, not being able to seize even more land?
Naturally, that shouldn’t mean Israel has to consider the security of the US when trying to make a buck.
As always, Israel wants both to limit the supply of American armaments to countries that endanger it and to have the freedom to sell Israeli weapons to countries that directly endanger the United States
What better example of gratitude for the billions it gets annually in aid and military hardware?