Nuclear Proliferation – Israel

Obama: Israel should sign nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1162859.html

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged all countries, including Israel, to sign the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT.

“Whether we’re talking about Israel or any other country, we think that becoming part of the NPT is important,” Obama said. “And that, by the way, is not a new position. That’s been a consistent position of the United States government, even prior to my administration.”

Israel operates a policy of ‘nuclear ambiguity,’ refusing to confirm or deny having atomic weapons – but has not signed the treaty and is believed by analysts to posses between 200 and 300 nuclear warheads. ….

Also Tuesday, Obama gave a surprisingly downbeat assessment of the chances for a U.S.-brokered peace settlement in the Middle East, saying that the United States cannot help if Israel and the Palestinians decide they cannot negotiate. …

 

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3 Responses to “Nuclear Proliferation – Israel”

  1. worzzz Says:

    Obama: Israel should sign nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged all countries, including Israel, to sign the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, or NPT.

    “Whether we’re talking about Israel or any other country, we think that becoming part of the NPT is important,” Obama said. “And that, by the way, is not a new position. That’s been a consistent position of the United States government, even prior to my administration.”

    Israel operates a policy of ‘nuclear ambiguity,’ refusing to confirm or deny having atomic weapons – but has not signed the treaty and is believed by analysts to posses between 200 and 300 nuclear warheads. ….

    Also Tuesday, Obama gave a surprisingly downbeat assessment of the chances for a U.S.-brokered peace settlement in the Middle East, saying that the United States cannot help if Israel and the Palestinians decide they cannot negotiate. …

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1162859.html

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    America’s Loose Nukes in Israel

    … A long-running investigation into how weapons-grade uranium went missing from Pennsylvania illustrates why America has been incapable of securing its own nuclear materials and know-how from insider threats. …

    On Sept. 10, 1968, four Israelis visited NUMEC to “discuss thermoelectric devices with Shapiro,” according to correspondence seeking official AEC consent for the visit from NUMEC’s security manager. Among the approved visitors was Rafi Eitan. After Eitan’s visit, 587 pounds of highly enriched uranium was classified as missing. …

    http://alethonews.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/america%e2%80%99s-loose-nukes-in-israel/

    Government agencies investigated missing uranium, NUMEC.

    … NUMEC President Zalman M. Shapiro, a staunch supporter of Israel, secretly diverted special nuclear material (uranium) to Israel so that nation could have “the bomb.” …

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/specialreports/buriedlegacy/s_87948.html

    Dr. Zalman M. Shapiro, a genius inventor and head of a local Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) chapter, incorporated the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC) at Apollo in 1956.

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    Israel is to blame for Jerusalem’s rising Arab population.

    Cutting East Jerusalem off from the West Bank and expelling 60,000 Palestinians from its precincts by means of the separation ‘fence’ were aimed at ensuring Israel’s control of a “united Jerusalem” and establishing a solid Jewish majority in the city.

    However, since the erection of the fence thousands of Palestinians have moved into the city, including its Western part.

    This migration stems from the fears of Palestinians living outside of Jerusalem or outside the country that their Israeli residency will be taken away from them and thus they will be cut off from East Jerusalem, which serves as the center of their lives.

    It is also motivated by the security checks, which make their access to the city ever more difficult

    http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1162979.html

  2. worzzz Says:

    Israel Again Rejects Notion of Joining NPT

    http://news.antiwar.com/2010/05/06/israel-again-rejects-notion-of-joining-npt/

    According to the Symington Amendment, any country which has nuclear weapons but will not be a signatory to the NNPT, or allow inspections, cannot be given any US aid whatsoever.

    Israel, which does have nuclear weapons, but refuses to become a signatory to the NNPT, or allow inspections of its nuclear sites, still gets massive amounts of US financial and military aid.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symington_Amendment

    http://www.adc.org/PDF/AECA1976.pdf

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    Obama Administration Continues to Supply Israel with Advanced Weapons

    http://www.jnoubiyeh.com/2010/05/obama-administration-continues-to.html

  3. worzzz Says:

    Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran.

    Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline. … . “The 1,500km range of the submarines’ cruise missiles can reach any target in Iran,” …

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article7140282.ece

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