Here is a JPost piece on the changing Middle East and the constant that is Israel . It is an important article describing how Israel, thanks to its friends in the US, have been able to entwine its Military Industrial Complex with that of the US and our economy:
• In the 1970s, NSC advisers objected to members of Congress calling Israel an American ally or a strategic asset. Today, only a handful of Israel’s most strident detractors would echo those sentiments.
• With Israel considered a strategic ally, the US helps develop and fund some of its cutting-edge military technology, such as the Arrow missile and the Iron Dome system to shoot down rockets and missiles in the arsenals of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas. US foreign aid permits “offshore procurement” of equipment.