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An atomic dilemma All latest updates Should Israel close its ageing nuclear reactor? via The Economist

One of the world’s oldest nuclear plants helped build the Jewish state’s secret nuclear arsenal ITS CUPOLA dully glinting in the sun, across kilometres of an exclusion zone in the Negev Desert, the nuclear reactor near the Israeli town of … Continue reading

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Shut Dimona nuclear reactor, urges founding scientist via The Times of Israel

Aging facility ‘may be world’s oldest reactor,’ says Uzi Even, after 1,537 defects found at aluminum core; says Israel couldn’t build new one without international help A scientist who was among the founders of the Dimona nuclear reactor on Tuesday … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: The cloudy future of Israel’s nuclear reactor via The Jerusalem Post

It’s a “catch 22”- The very thing that could ultimately afford Israel the tools to build a new reactor would also prevent it from using the reactor as a nuclear deterrent. The moment of truth for Israel’s nuclear policy is … Continue reading

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Israel has 115-warhead nuclear arsenal: US agency via aa

Report notes Israel has range of nuke-warhead delivery systems, including ballistic missiles, nuclear-capable cruise missiles and aircraft JERUSALEM   Israel has produced 115 nuclear warheads since it began making them in 1963, according to a new study released by the … Continue reading

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Dimona: Israel’s ‘Little Hiroshima’ via Middle East Eye

In the early 1950s, after Israel had fought a desperate war of independence in which thousands of Israelis died to ensure the founding of the state, David Ben Gurion, its first prime minister, decided the nation required an existential trump … Continue reading

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