Report: Obama sells bunker-buster bombs to Israel President Obama secretly agreed to sell Israel 55 bunker-busting bombs, according to a Newsweek report. Much has been made of Obama's tense relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The president pressured the Israelis to cease building settlements in the West Bank. And Obama has been accused by Republicans of being hostile to Israel's security concerns. With the sale of deep-penetrating bombs called GBU-28 Hard Target Penetrators, Obama is satisfying a weapons request Israel first made during the Bush administration. Israel's request for bunker-busters in 2005 was denied. At the time, the Defense Department had frozen most military sales to Israel because of concerns Israel was transferring advanced military technology to China. Pentagon officials apparently had a change of heart.