Was it odd that a nuclear power plant seemed to ship plutonium to Israel in the '60s? Was there anything to the rumors of Tritium being shipped from the Savannah River plant in the 1970s? Did not the masters of Vela turn an eye far more blind than the satellite had to the test off South Africa? The Eisenhower administration might have opposed proliferation to Israel, but not enough to stop it. All US governments since have functioned with a nod and wink.
from the article: Israel's nuclear program implicated in U.S. investigation