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ISRAEL DISCLOSES ITS NUCLEAR OPTION
MENL ^ | 11/03/2001 | MENL

Posted on 11/03/2001 3:21:38 AM PST by CommiesOut

ISRAEL DISCLOSES ITS NUCLEAR OPTION

TEL AVIV [MENL] -- For the first time, Israel has allowed an open discussion of its nuclear program.

The discussion is contained in a new documentary on Israel's nuclear capability. It is the first time the government has allowed the production and airing of such a program.

In contrast to previous documentaries on the subject produced abroad, Israeli leaders agreed to be interviewed. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres reviewed the history of Israel's nuclear program and its cooperation with France in the 1950s and 1960s.

Neither Peres nor any other Israeli official acknowledges that the Jewish state has nuclear weapons. Previous assessments have asserted that Israel has up to 200 nuclear warheads.

The documentary, "A Bomb in the Basement ­ Israel’s Nuclear Option," was produced in France, Israel and the United States and quotes former U.S. officials recalling Washington's opposition to Israel's nuclear program. The documentary will be aired in Israel on Sunday.

"We thought it was a mistake on Israel’s part to develop nuclear weapons," Paul Warnke, former chief U.S. arms control negotiator, said.

The screening of the documentary comes amid Israel's quiet debate on increasing its nuclear deterrence in face of Iran's development of atomic weapons. Former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has privately urged a change in Israel's policy of nuclear ambiguity once Iran is assessed at having a nuclear weapon, expected as early as 2004.

France supplied most of the components and technology for Israel's nuclear program. The French secretly constructed the nuclear reactor in Dimona, which remains off-limits to international inspection. The project was supervised by French Atomic Energy Commission director Francois Perrin.

"Francois Perrin called [then-French Prime Minister] Guy Mollet the day after my visit and told him that Israel should be supplied with a nuclear bomb," former French defense official Abel Thomas said. "That's how it was."

The documentary quotes what it termed foreign sources as saying that Israel declared a nuclear alert three times in its history. The sources said that during the 1970s, Israel built three to five atom bombs annually and today has an arsenal of at least 200 nuclear weapons.

The film quotes military analyst and commentaror Ze’ev Schiff as saying that he was the only journalist allowed to tour the Dimona nuclear facility.



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To: Republic of Texas
Ditto!
101 posted on 11/03/2001 9:15:56 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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To: Puck from Michigan
To: Patria One Compared to surrounding nations, yes.....Israel is successful. 85 posted on 11/3/01 6:24 PM Pacific by Puck from Michigan [ Post

She ran off when it became apparent her so called arguments were without merit.

And I have never been there but Israel seems to be in a lot better shape economicaly then it's neighbors!

102 posted on 11/03/2001 9:18:59 PM PST by timestax
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To: sheik yerbouty
bump!
103 posted on 11/03/2001 9:21:31 PM PST by timestax
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Yes, let us nuke a billion Moslems so jews can have all the Middle East! Since they are God's chosen, they have a right to do this!
104 posted on 11/03/2001 9:21:38 PM PST by Eternal_Bear
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To: timestax
bump yerbooty
105 posted on 11/03/2001 9:21:50 PM PST by timestax
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To: Don Myers; madrussian; Patria One
See comrade madrussian, you start screwing around with the JewAms calling them names and puff - there goes Russia in a nuclear smoke. If I were you, I would be more careful with your verbiage.
106 posted on 11/03/2001 9:29:09 PM PST by malarski
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To: Patria One
To Reply 44. Response: GOOD.
107 posted on 11/03/2001 9:29:49 PM PST by flaglady47
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To: monkeyshine
Actually, if it was not for the financial support of the Jewish Diaspora from all over the world, the Israeli citizen income would be much smaller.
108 posted on 11/03/2001 9:37:56 PM PST by malarski
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To: timestax
It's really more like they stuck some of those exploding candles in the cake and blew it up, then started shooting people at the party because there was no cake to eat.
109 posted on 11/03/2001 9:49:17 PM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: Constantine XIII
It's really more like they stuck some of those exploding candles in the cake and blew it up, then started shooting people at the party because there was no cake to eat. 109 posted on 11/3/01 10:49 PM Pacific by Constantine XIII [ Post Reply

nyuk nyuk nyuk nyuk- muslims suck

110 posted on 11/03/2001 10:02:46 PM PST by timestax
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To: madrussian
I didn't say that was the reason why Israel was an ally of ours. Is that why you think Israel is an ally?
111 posted on 11/04/2001 12:38:35 AM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Uprise
Islam is a peaceful religion. Truly, Allah walks with you.
112 posted on 11/04/2001 5:53:47 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Patria One
No, those pictures were NOT taken at the end of the Gulf War. Your lies have no relevance here. Why would a Palistinian woman celebrate the defeat of Iraq? She wouldn't, it doesn't make sense. You aren't even a very good liar.
113 posted on 11/04/2001 6:53:14 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: monkeyshine
You are somewhat correct. Turkey has Islamic people, but is fundementally secular. That's why they have a decent economy and standard of living, they keep the Islamic nuts out of the government.
114 posted on 11/04/2001 6:57:09 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: timestax
Islam sucks !!
115 posted on 11/04/2001 6:58:52 AM PST by timestax
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To: malarski
The Mexican economy would be much smaller without Mexicans in the US sending dollars home, so what? They earned the money, they can do whatever they want with it.
116 posted on 11/04/2001 6:59:13 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Lazamataz
You forgot the sarcasm thingy after that Allah walking in peace (peice's) comment.
117 posted on 11/04/2001 7:00:53 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: adolfus34
" Lets nuke a billion Muslims to make it safe for 3 million Jews to occupy Palestine.

Lets let Jews nuke a billion Muslims to make it safe for 300 million Americans to live in peace. "

Sir, I only wish I'd written this, it sums up this whole thread in a devestatingly succinct fasion

118 posted on 11/04/2001 7:04:17 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Uprise
Lets nuke a billion Muslims to make it safe for 3 million Jews to occupy Palestine.

Lets Israel nuke a billion Muslims to make it safe for 3 almost 5 million Jews to occupy Palestine live in the land of Israel.

Only if you insist but why not pressure your clients to take the road of peace instead of war. Of course we will have justice for their attacks on our nation, no doubt about that. And we mean business about all enemies, foreign and domestic

119 posted on 11/04/2001 7:04:47 AM PST by a_witness
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To: GROUCHOTWO
Israel could have a thousand ICBM's and I would not fear them one bit. Muslims have none, and they are finding new ways to spread death and terror everyday.
120 posted on 11/04/2001 7:06:08 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: vrwc54
EXCELLENT work!

Blowing up a few billion muslims sounds pretty good to me right now.

Go Israel. I love them because they don't take any s**t from anybody

I am NOT a Jew but I am 100% with Israel.

121 posted on 11/04/2001 7:09:56 AM PST by grammymoon
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To: madrussian
You are confusing respect for another country's right to exist and blackmail. That level of respect goes up when dealing with ANY nuclear power, including Russia.
122 posted on 11/04/2001 7:09:57 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Republic of Texas
You are confusing respect for another country's right to exist and blackmail. That level of respect goes up when dealing with ANY nuclear power, including Russia.

You are confusing a country that threatens to blow up the whole region and possibly some of Europe with an "ally".

123 posted on 11/04/2001 7:37:02 AM PST by madrussian
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To: monkeyshine
I think Israel is an "ally".
124 posted on 11/04/2001 7:37:38 AM PST by madrussian
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To: madrussian
We (the US) threaten that on a regular basis, (not overtly, but as a defense mechanism), and WE are considered an ally by many. Sounds like they are doing the same thing we are.
125 posted on 11/04/2001 7:41:01 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Republic of Texas
I am not aware of the US threatening to obliterate countries that aren't involved in a potential conflict. Also, the US isn't using this as a tool to extort more aid.
126 posted on 11/04/2001 7:52:27 AM PST by madrussian
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To: madrussian
Like I said it's not overt, but we have 'em and everyone knows it. Our policy is to respond IN KIND to any attack. We don't extort aid because WE are the aid givers, something the world seems to conveniently forget. If we were surrounded by countries that wanted us wiped off the face of the earth, and we were strategic to someone else, say France (snicker), I'm sure they would support us.
127 posted on 11/04/2001 8:02:19 AM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Don Myers
"Lets nuke a billion Muslims to make it safe for 3 million Jews to occupy Palestine."

I believe that you would get a lot of support for this viewpoint.

What about you Mr.Myers do you support it?

128 posted on 11/04/2001 4:07:17 PM PST by Uprise
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To: Republic of Texas
Since the 3 billion Muslims are West hating, Christian hating terrorists, ...

3 billion terrorists? That is news to me. Have we redefined terrorists as anyone who despises the West? Don't you think that is just a tad arrogant?

129 posted on 11/04/2001 4:10:36 PM PST by Uprise
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To: Abn1508
I'd prefer a less messy option, but if you really think that's the only way a constitutional democracy can survive surrounded by terroristic despotisms, I'm there with you.

A constitutional democracy? LOL. Israel is a fascist state modeled on the Third Reich's Nuremburg Laws. Israeli Palestinians who have lived in the area countless generations, going back before the original Israelites, are not allowed the vote in your constitutional democracy.

130 posted on 11/04/2001 4:16:18 PM PST by Uprise
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To: Simcha7
Just In Case You Didn't Know ... 3 MILLION JEWS ARE WORTH MORE THAN BILLIONS OF: ISLAMIC DEMONIACS!

I disagree. We should transfer New York State to the Jews rather than exterminate billions to protect their land grab in Palestine.

131 posted on 11/04/2001 4:25:45 PM PST by Uprise
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To: Uprise
"What about you Mr.Myers do you support it?"

If necessary for our preservation.... At this moment, that is up to the Muslims.

132 posted on 11/04/2001 4:26:23 PM PST by Don Myers
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To: adolfus34
Lets let Jews nuke a billion Muslims to make it safe for 300 million americans to live in peace.

Those numbers are more reasonable but if we concentrated on being a republic, instead of the cop for the New World Order and Israeli fascism, we can live in peace, after, that is, we have deported all Muslims from the West.

133 posted on 11/04/2001 4:31:18 PM PST by Uprise
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To: winslow
bttt
134 posted on 11/04/2001 8:22:43 PM PST by timestax
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To: timestax
bttt
135 posted on 11/04/2001 8:54:25 PM PST by timestax
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To: madrussian
bttt
136 posted on 11/04/2001 8:55:08 PM PST by timestax
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To: flaglady47
bump to the top
137 posted on 11/04/2001 8:55:40 PM PST by timestax
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To: Black Jade
big secret bump!!
139 posted on 11/05/2001 1:58:03 PM PST by timestax
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To: Uprise
bump to the top!!
140 posted on 11/05/2001 9:01:54 PM PST by timestax
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To: Uprise
I prefer to think of it as Self-Preservation. How arrogant of me to want to live in peace.
141 posted on 11/05/2001 9:08:33 PM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Uprise
Palistinians aren't citizens and don't want to be Israeli citizens. Why would they get the right to vote? According to them, they already have their own country. You can't have it both ways. They either assimilate into Israel, and behave like civilized citizens, or vote in their own country.
142 posted on 11/05/2001 9:11:14 PM PST by Republic of Texas
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To: Uprise
To: Uprise,

You and Patricia One make a very nice "couple"!

Have the same goals, same outlook, and same opinions!

Are you part of the: Vast Islamic Terrorist Conspiracy...?

That IS currently Terrorizing The USA and ISRAEL?

You ought to be ASHAMED Of Yourselves!

And here's another bit of Advice...

IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE...Get Yourselves a ONE WAY TICKET:

Back to Where You came from...I hear that there are huge Price Breaks...on Magic Carpet Airways...Destinations: Gaza Strip, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Afghanistan... etc.

Oh, And...On Your Way OUT...DON'T LET THE SCREEN DOOR HIT YA IN YOUR ISLAMIC JIHAD BEHINDS!

143 posted on 11/06/2001 1:05:11 AM PST by Simcha7
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To: Patria One; CommiesOut; Uprise
Lets nuke a billion Muslims to make it safe for 3 million Jews to occupy Palestine.

It would be for 6 million Jews to live peacefully in Israel.... and 280 million Americans would live peacefully in America! Sounds like a plan to me!

144 posted on 11/06/2001 1:15:38 AM PST by Yehuda
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To: timestax
I don't post 24/7, but FYI read the last several economic reports out of Israel.
145 posted on 11/06/2001 9:10:11 AM PST by Patria One
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To: Simcha7
Some of us really hate to see America manipulated by Israeli firsters.
146 posted on 11/06/2001 9:11:36 AM PST by Patria One
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To: Uprise
bump
147 posted on 11/06/2001 8:32:46 PM PST by timestax
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To: timestax
bump to the top!!
148 posted on 11/07/2001 8:10:45 PM PST by timestax
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To: hove
bttt
149 posted on 11/07/2001 8:31:45 PM PST by timestax
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To: timestax
bump
150 posted on 11/08/2001 12:27:13 PM PST by timestax
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