01/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Means End Of "Blank Checks" For Israel: Clinton Ambassador

Israel can no longer expect "blank cheques" from Washington once president-elect Barack Obama's administration takes over in January, a former US ambassador to the Jewish state said on Sunday.

"The era of the blank cheque is over," said Martin Indyk, director of the Centre for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute who is considered close to incoming secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

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