George Gilder, Discovery Institute | July 5, 2011
Tiny Israel has long depended on the United States for military aid and security. But Israel is also vital to the economic interests of the United States. ++ Despite being smaller than the state of New Jersey, Israel is a global leader in microchip design, military technology and water recycling, and many US companies depend on Israel for critical parts and services. ++ Now, in a time of acute recession and ballooning national debt, it is clear that economically as well as militarily, the US needs Israel as much as Israel needs the US.