Blood money

The Israelis are so brazen in their extortion racket on US politicians this is what you find in a newspaper like Haaretz:

Israel has started pondering a question that can't be avoided for long, and whose strategic significance is not in doubt: How much American money should Israel ask for?
Read all of it, very instructive.
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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.