http://www.haaretz.com/business/isr...tax-hike-budget-cuts-package.premium-1.456411 http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158866#.UCkJD0SwXqM This is interesting. So Israel just passed a tax hike and new austerity measures, yet it was revealed that they have a 70 billion dollar reserve to protect the economy from collapse as a result of war with Iran. So here is some food for thought. 1)Why is the government increasing taxes and ordering austerity when they have a reserve? Israelis are not happy with this: http://news.yahoo.com/israelis-protest-tax-hikes-lack-universal-enlistment-205652101.html. 2)Maybe it is time for Israel to start giving us Foreign Aid especially if they want us to go to war with Iran, which could be the final push over the edge for our weak economy.