This one is an excerpt from "O Jerusalem". It explains the fact why countries don’t screw up with Israel and explains how they're surviving with Arab countries all around them.
For the uninitated, after the British Mandate in Israel Arabs and Jews were fighting bitterly. Jews faced a terrible set back in Lathrun and Old City of Jersusalem and were running dangerously short of food and ammunition, Arabs were on their verge of victory. Suddenly the Arab commander Abdullah Tell receives a 30-days truce order. The below passage explains how much ammunitions were shipped into Jersusalem violating the truce orders.
O Jerusalem Pg. 453:
The supplies rolling up the Burma Road to Jerusalem were a mere token of things to come. At last the arms David Ben-Gurion had promised his colleagues May 12 were beginning to pour into the country in considerable number - and, evidently, in open violation of the terms of the cease-fire. On June 15, one of the Yehuda Arazi's ships delivered ten 75mm cannon, ten Hotchkiss tanks, the first real armor to reach Israel, nineteen 65mm cannon, four antiaircraft guns and 45000 shells. A second ship delivered 110 tons of TNT, ten tones of cordite and 20000 detonators.
From Mexico, the S.S. Kefalos brought thirty six 75mm cannon, five hundred machine guns, seventeen thousand shells, seven million rounds of ammunition and, as an extra dividend, 1400 tons of sugar used to hide its real cargo in case the British tried to seize the ship at Gibraltar. Materials for Palestine sent from the US included two boatloads of war-surplus jeeps, trucks and half-tracks, bombsights, chemicals for the production of explosives, a radar set and the machine tools required to manufacture bozookas. The indefatigable Yehuda Arazi also bought thirty surplus Sherman tanks in Italy.
In Prague, Ehud Avriel continued his purchasing activities. During June alone, he bought eight million rounds of ammunition, twenty-two light tanks and four hundred machine guns. The air force which had started out with a handful of pleasure plans now possessed fifteen C-46s, three B-17 Flying Fortresses, three Constellations, five P-51 Mustang fighter, four Boston A-20 bombers, two DC-4s, ten DC-3s, twenty Mersserschmitts, seven Ansons and four Beaufighters. Begun by a letter to Ben-Gurion from his next-door neighbor, the Haganah air service had become in less than six months the most powerful air force in the Middle East. In Israel, the miniature arms industry bought surreptitiously in the US by Haim Slavine was in full production, turning out, among other things, nine hundred mortar shells and six thousand bullets a day.