Israeli Economic Planning

The Prime Minister Ben Gurion was having a cabinet meeting, trying to come up with solutions for the economic hardships of the infant Jewish state. Floods of immigrants were straining the national resourses to the limits and something had to be done to bring in more money.

One minister rushed in all excited, saying, "I found it! The perfect way out of our economic problems!"

B-G frowned and said, "Nu?"

The other continued, "Listen. Remember World War II? Germany declared war on America, the Allies came over and whipped the tar out of them, they surrendered, and then the US came into Germany and rebuilt the country - and now Germany is on its way to being an industrial leader in Europe! And then look at Japan - they declared war on America too, the same thing happened to them - they're about to take over the Far East economically. So I figure, all we have to do is declare war on the States, they come in and beat us, and then they pour all kinds of money into Israel - and we become rich!"

B-G didn't change his expression. "Won't work," he snapped.

"Why not?" everyone chorused.

"With our luck, we'd probably win the war..."

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