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Ibrahim Kazerooni on the History of Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program

August 17, 2010

Part One

Israel’s illicit stockpile of nuclear weapons is the real threat to Middle East peace (Part 1 )

Since 2002 when the Bush government and the US media found a new bone of contention with Iran and its nuclear program, attacking Iran has been on the table by both Bush and Obama administrations as well as various Israeli governments. Lately the surge of articles in an assortment of US papers asking Obama to give the green light to Israel to attack Iran not to mention the introduction of House Resolution 1553, has given this issue an added urgency that must be addressed.

Although peace or political activists, left or right, are willing to write to the papers and occasionally call their political representatives, too few of them are prepared to challenge what is the core of the problem, “Israel’s Samson Option threats” or even to make a nuclear free Middle East a central demand. For the rest of the article, click here.

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Part Two

Israel’s illicit stockpile of nuclear weapons is the real threat to Middle East peace (Part 2 )

Over the last 50 years, Israel has been directly and indirectly aided and funded in its development of weapons of mass destruction by the United States, France, Norway, Britain, Germany and others.  These powerful nations have neither been forthright nor accountable in their roles in giving one small country in the Middle East enough clout to wipe out most of their neighbors via nuclear holocaust.  Such a stance is not only hypocritical to non proliferation; it is intrinsically detrimental to all other diplomacy and hope(s) concerning peace in the future of the Middle East.

Israel’s long standing ambiguity about its nuclear weapons, gives the world, pause and speculation as to why some governments, especially the US and few EU governments, chose to either subvert emphasis on non proliferation, or simply did not have the adequate intelligence to discern what historians and journalists are now only beginning to piece together as history, concerning Israel’s illegal acquisitions of heavy water, fissure material and technology. For the rest of the article, click here.

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Part Three

Israel’s illicit stockpile of nuclear weapons is the the real threat to Middle East peace (Part 3)

In the final part of this three part series on Israeli nuclear threat to peace, I intend to look at the claim made by Zionist and other Israeli supporters calling for what one may call “Israeli Exceptionalism.” The essence of their argument is based on the premiss that Israel has never threatened any other country and does not intend to do so, and although it has not signed the Nonproliferation treaty, it has never violated the charter and has kept its nuclear arsenal for self defense. Hence we should not liken Israel’s nuclear policy with other regimes in the Middle East.

This proposition is flawed for a number of reasons:

1-      Contrary to the above claim, a number of Israeli leaders have threatened the use of “Samson Option” (nuclear weapons) against not only the neighboring countries, the rest of the world, and in particular Russia.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2010 7:23 am

    great…

  2. September 28, 2010 7:46 am

    I was searching about this issue everywhere,I was really curious about this…Really big thanks.I will always looking for your new articles.

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