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More Money, More Problems: A Look at the Implications of the Naval Vessel Transfer Act of 2008, Pub. L. No. 110-429, Sec. 201, 122 Stat. 4842 (2008) on U.S.-Israeli Relations

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      MORE MONEY, MORE PROBLEMS,:
      A   LOOK AT THE IMPLICATIONS OF
      THE NAVAL VESSEL TRANSFER ACT
        OF 2008, PUB. L. NO. 110-429,  201,
                122   STAT. 4842 (2008) ON
                U.S.-ISRAELI RELATIONS

                        I.  INTRODUCTION

     [P]eace,  commerce and honest friendship with all nations,
entangling  alliances with  none  . . . .2 There is an exception  to
every  rule, and  as such, the exception   to this rule comes  in the
form  of the  relationship between   the United   States and  Israel.3
For  decades,  the United  States has  considered  Israel their bea-
con  of hope  in an otherwise  violent  and war-torn  Middle   East,
and  has stood  by  Israel providing  substantial aid, militarily and
otherwise,  throughout   the years.4  Military aid to Israel has  not


    1. Notorious B.I.G. feat. Mase & Puff Daddy, Mo Money Mo Problems,
available at http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/notoriousbig/momoneymoproblems.html
(providing title of song and lyrics).
    2. Thomas Jefferson, President, First Inaugural Address (Mar. 4 1801).
    3. See Herb Keinon, Top Senator: An Attack on Israel is an Attack on U.S., THE
JERUSALEM POST, Jan. 10, 2012, available at http://www.jpost.com/International/Top-
senator-An-attack-on-Israel-is-an-attack-on-US (declaring if you attack Israel, you
are attacking the United States.); JEREMY M. SHARP, CONG. RESEARCH SERV.,
RL33222, Summary to U.S. FOREIGN AID TO ISRAEL (2013), http://fpc.state.gov/
documents/organization/209258.pdf (noting Israel receiv[es] benefits not available to
other countries). Benefits allowed almost exclusively to Israel include: (1) use of
U.S. military assistance for both research and development in the United States and
for military purchases from Israeli manufacturers; and (2) prompt receipt of U.S. aid
within the first thirty days of the fiscal year, as opposed to multiple installments.
SHARP, supra. See Jim ZANOTTI, CONG. RESEARCH SERV., RL33476, Summary to
ISRAEL: BACKGROUND  AND U.S. RELATIONS (2013), http://fpc.state.gov/documents/
organization/210922.pdf (summarizing U.S. commitment to Israel's security and
maintaining close ties). The special relationship is based not only on political ideals,
but also religious affinities. Id. See Stephen Webbe, It Has One of the World's Best
Armies, But U.S. May Expect Too Much Help  in Case of Soviet Attack, THE
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, July 31, 1981, available at http://www.csmonitor.com/
1981/0731/073136.html (evidencing Israel's importance as ally to United States).
President Nixon stated, [o]nly by full appreciation of the critical role the State of
Israel plays in our strategic calculus can we build the foundation for thwarting [enemy
influences] on territories and resources vital to our security and national well-being.
Id.
    4. Brad Schneider & Doug Collins, Op-Ed., Committing to Israel's Qualitative
Military Edge, THE JERUSALEM POST, May 29, 2013, available at http://www.jpost.
com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors/Committing-to-Israels-qualitative-military-edge-

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