hahaha wow... thanks for proving my point on your critical thinking abilities. Domestic spending is negative and exports are the only positive for an economy? have you not moved past mercantilism and 19th century economic philosophy in your high school history class?Let's cut the shit man, you think engaging in conflict is good for a country's economy and just about every economist and common sense disagrees w/ you.
Not to mention the picture you posted only proves my point if anything... their military exports go to some of the very countries who support/fund Palestine. therefore it is literally in their interest for Palestine to continue existing as an enemy state because it keeps their customers coming back.
Israel alone accounts for 10% of all military exports in the world. Most of their economy is made up of sectors that are heavily driven by military R&D (aviation, arms, medicine, metalworking, chemical engineering, etc). The largest customer of their exports is the US, who buys 27.8% of them because we're subsidizing their economy - which we do because everyone sympathizes with Israel when they're "being attacked from all sides." You have to be beyond naive to think that this ongoing conflict isn't beneficial to Israel. If not, why wouldn't they just wipe Palestinians off the map, like you said earlier? Judging by the cynicism of your earlier posts you can't honestly believe it's just out of the goodness of their hearts. They hate Arabs. It's because their economy depends on it.
Exporting arms to fools who want to shoot up each other and exporting to war hungry nations is not the same as pulling a fresh Iron Dome battery out of the box and using it to protect yourself.
Exporting that shit (MAKES MONEY)
Shooting that shit (COSTS MONEY)
Now, if you can't wrap your head around that basic principle, something is wrong w/ you.
As for why I posted Israel's specific arms sales to Islamic nations, I did that to highlight how, at the end of the day, those mother fuckers could give a shit less about Palestine.
Really? Because it's pretty widely accepted that WWII pulled America out of the Great Depression. In fact, ever since then (almost a century now), the government response to recessions has been more domestic spending. But according to you, that just costs money. I guess you're right - let's disregard all the leading economic thought of the last 75 years.
It's also fairly widely accepted that medical, engineering, and high technology research produces more breakthroughs in times of war, and wouldn't you know it, those are Israel's largest industries!
When Israel fires a missile into Gaza, or replaces a battery on the Iron Dome, who exactly do you think they are buying the missile and the battery from? That would be their own Israeli manufacturers. Your train of thought has literally not been taken seriously in economics for centuries; it is mercantilism, which was widely used back when scientists were first discovering gravity.