Response to Peter
Peter (and whomever else reads this):
The problem is that the President is begining to put more and more pressure on Israel, at the insistence of the British and our State Dept. Witness his strong language re the fence. It also appears that the US will reduce the amount of aid to Israel because of the fence. I happen to think that Israel should stop taking American aid, for many reasons. But it is certainly negative that the President is linking a cutback in aid, to the fence - a method which Israel considers necessary for its own defense.