When the United States gives military aid to Israel it is not always in the form of a blank check, but quite often, the aid is in the form of US goods. This permits the United States to boost its industries while aiding an ally nation. That is to say that while America does assist Israel, Jerusalem is compelled to purchase US made goods in many cases, at times leading to the closure of businesses here in Israel.
One victim of such aid is the Brill factory, which is closing its doors following a decision from Defense Minister Ehud Barak to purchase army boots from the USA, as stipulated in the aid agreements between the two countries.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)