Israel's nuclear ambiguity no longer serves a purpose
Israel’s policy of neither confirming nor denying possession of nuclear weapons emerged from the fear of automatic penalties that are enshrined in U.S. legislation. With the threat of such punishments gone, so is the need for ambiguity.
Israel’s Ambassador to Japan, Nissim Ben-Shitrit, returns to Israel this week after six successful years in Tokyo. As has been his custom, earlier this month he attended the annual ceremony commemorating the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Together with U.S. Ambassador John Ross, Shitrit heard his hosts speak about that day in 1945 when the bomb fell from the blue sky. The national origin...
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