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Joe Biden should end the US pretence over Israel’s ‘secret’ nuclear weapons via The Guardian

Desmond Tutu The cover-up has to stop – and with it, the huge sums in aid for a country with oppressive policies towards Palestinians Desmond Tutu is a Nobel peace laureate and a former archbishop of Cape Town Every recent … Continue reading

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Netanyahu, in apparent stumble, calls Israel ‘nuclear power’ via Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – In an apparent slip of the tongue on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described Israel as a nuclear power before correcting himself with a bashful nod and an embarrassed smile.  Israel is widely believed to have an … Continue reading

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Israel May Have 300 Nuclear Weapons (Including Submarine-Launched Missiles) via The National Interest

A powerful, but unofficial, force. by Sebastien Roblin Key point: The exact details of Israel’s nuclear arsenal is a tightly-held secret. Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. […] Originally, Israel’s nuclear forces relied on air-dropped nuclear bombs and Jericho … Continue reading

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The Secret History of How Israel Built Nuclear Weapons via The National Interest

Although Israel doesn’t officially acknowledge it, it is well understood that the country possesses a nuclear weapon arsenal (although the exact number of warheads are in dispute). It is similarly well understood that the United States opposed Israel’s nuclear weapons program during … Continue reading

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I Guarded Israel’s First Nuclear Device, Former Israeli Reveals in U.S. Testimony via Haaretz

Elie Geisler says he was asked during the Six Day War to guard a secret base in central Israel that held the device. He described a clash with Col. Yitzhak Yaakov, who demanded control of the base and threatened to … Continue reading

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Israel’s Nuclear Power Plant Is Back on the Table via the algemeiner

Israel is reviving an old plan to build at least one nuclear power plant in the country. The Israeli Ministry of Energy has recently approached the Ministry of Finance with a request to approve the contracting of international radiation protection … Continue reading

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Researchers: Radioactive Australian sheep bolster nuclear weapon test claim against Israel via nzherald.co.nz

Newly uncovered data from radioactive sheep has provided “robust” evidence that a “double flash” detected nearly 39 years ago from a remote island group was a nuclear explosion. The Minister for Arms Control, Winston Peters, has asked officials to brief … Continue reading

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Israel ‘is selling nuclear information’ to Saudi Arabia via Middle East Monitor

Western security agencies believe that Israel is selling nuclear information to Saudi Arabia, Arabi21 has reported. According to Israeli writer Ami Dor-on, such information will give the government in Riyadh nuclear weapons capabilities. Writing on the News One website, Dor-on said that the joint … Continue reading

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Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program via Telesur

Israel’s nuclear-weapons program was initiated by the founding prime minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, who stated that Israel could only survive as a newly formed, fiscally poor nation if it possessed nuclear weapons to deter militaries, such as those from … Continue reading

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How Shimon Peres Faced Down the Generals and Pacifists to Build Israel’s Nuclear Program via Haaretz

[…] It is impossible to exaggerate the role Peres played in every facet of Israel’s nuclear development. Veteran journalist Dan Margalit, who in his book “I Saw Them” revealed some of the details of Peres’ involvement, said in a radio … Continue reading

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