How did Israel acquire the bomb? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Marie
    • 08.05.10 | 11:44 (IDT)

    Why is Israel not willing to admit that they have the bomb? It is also because it would create further embarrassment both to themselvesl and to others. Israel acquired the bomb thanks to the French in the 1960s. So that would put France in an embarrassing position. Further, if you are making a bomb, you need to test it. But Israel's territory is too small to test a bomb, so you need to do it somewhere else. It was done in South Africa under the rogue regime of the apartheid, which, by the way, Israel was the only nation to support. Embarrassing again: who wants nowadays to be associated with an era unanimously condemned by the international community?

    from the article: Report: IAEA to discuss Israel's nuclear activities for first time
    First published 00:09 08.05.10 | Last updated 00:09 08.05.10
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