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Israel Nuclear Weapons

Iran's Nukes: 2 Elephants in the Room

Barry Lando | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Barry Lando

Somehow Ari Shavit, like most Israeli and American commentators analyzing the standoff with Iran, never gets around to the fact that Israel has had nuclear weapons for the past half a century.

Reminder: Israel Has Nukes, Too

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- With a few words in a largely conciliatory speech to the United Nations, Iran's new president took aim at an Israeli fear: that internati...

Question: Why Did Syria Want Chemical Weapons?

Barry Lando | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Barry Lando

The 800 pound guerrilla hovering behind the Syria debate is Israel and its American backers, one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington.

David Wood

North Korea Nuclear Weapons Open New Era Of Global Instability

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 04.04.2013 | World

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Nobody knew with certainty how North Korea would react when President Obama recently ordered nuclear-capable B-52 bom...

Iran, Nukes and Jesus

Shayne Lee | Posted 05.12.2013 | World
Shayne Lee

More profound than the U.S. and Israel's lack of rational legality and absence of moral authority, is their failure to provide cogent evidence that a nuclear Iran poses an existential threat to Israel or any other nation.

Iran-Israel: Build Trust, Don't Bomb

Rachel Citrin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen
Rachel Citrin

Israel and its allies need to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium to an agreed-upon level. Ultimately, compromise is needed from both sides.

Giant Flying Nuclear Negroes

Aaron Freeman | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
Aaron Freeman

I agree with the military and intelligence grownups who call an Israeli attack on Iran insane. But once you accept that and move your thoughts beyond sanity, virtually all things are possible.

Note to Obama: Puffery and Pandering on Israel and Iran Are Not Strategy

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Israel, under Netanyahu's leadership, seems to want to drive a dynamic in which it demonstrates its power by compelling the president to attack Iran on its behalf. This is neither in Israel's real interests -- nor America's.

Iran-Israel: Obama's Blindspot.

Barry Lando | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Barry Lando

Over the past 50 years, every American president has refused to publicly recognize the fact of Israel's nuclear arsenal. On Super Bowl Sunday President Obama kept the tradition intact.

Looking at Israel's Nuclear History as US Sabers Rattle

Renee Parsons | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Renee Parsons

It is curious that the most powerful man in the world representing the most powerful military in the world who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize defending "just" wars has "no say" over $4 billion annual military aid to Israel.

Obscene: Using the Holocaust to Justify War With Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

A war with Iran would end any possibility of Israel ever achieving either peace with the Muslim world or any semblance of security. Forever.

Here We Go Again With Nuclear Hysteria

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

If Iran is indeed trying to produce nuclear weapons -- and it has good reasons for wanting them -- why has it taken so long?

If Israel Strikes

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Ken Blackwell

Not much this administration has done in the Middle East should give Israelis confidence that they can rely on their feckless friends in Washington to support them when push comes to shove.

Israel And The U.S.: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

Robert D. Blackwill | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Robert D. Blackwill

Israel's substantial contributions to U.S. interests are an underappreciated aspect of this relationship and deserve equal billing to shared values and historical responsibility as rationales for American support of Israel.

Islamic Nations Criticize Israel Over Secret Nukes

AP | GEORGE JAHN | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

VIENNA — Muslim countries at a 151-nation conference demanded Friday that Israel open its nuclear program to international purview, asserting th...

The Relevance of Israel's Nuclear Ambiguity in an Era of Radical Political Change

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.15.2011 | World
Daniel Wagner

Israel has been a net beneficiary of its policy of nuclear ambiguity, but whether Israel will be able to maintain a balance between its security and foreign policy objectives remains to be seen.

Israel Key To Conference On Banning Nuclear Weapons

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — After 15 years, Arab nations finally won agreement from the United States and the other nuclear powers to take the first step t...

Rethinking Israeli Security

Rhianna Tyson Kreger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rhianna Tyson Kreger

Jewish ingenuity helped create the weapon that is now the greatest threat to our survival. We did not endure 6,000 years to be annihilated by our own invention.

How to Deter Nuclear Terrorism?

Jerome Slater | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerome Slater

There is indeed a threat of nuclear terrorism against Israel and the US. The best way to defuse this threat would be a negotiated and fair settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel's nuclear weapons policy is helping Iran

Joel Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joel Rubin

It goes without saying that Israel should be prepared to defend herself against all external military threats. She is a country that understands the ...

Why Israel Is Safer (From Iran) Than It Might Seem

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

There is a real danger that if Iran had nuclear weapons capability it could transfer that to other groups. But the particular threat that Israel is talking up -- that of a conventional nuclear strike from Iran -- is overblown.

Hello World: Obama Needs Your Help with Israel!

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

While Israel pretends not to have the nuclear bomb, Iran says its not making one, while Israel continues to displace Palestinians, Iran continues to imprison opposition.

Will Iran Come Out Of The Nuclear Closet?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

If the Israeli nuclear program grew out of fear of its neighbors and the conviction that the Holocaust justified any measures Israel took to ensure its survival, from where does Iran's justification come?

So Crazy, it Might Work: A Grand Nuclear Bargain between Israel and Iran

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

I submit that Israel should offer a grand bargain to Iran and other Middle Eastern states. Israel should say: We will give up our nukes, verifiably, if you do the same, verifiably.