Friday, September 12, 2003

Can Israel Maintain its Nuclear Superiority in the Middle East?: "during the 1967 Six Days War, when it is believed Israel had two nuclear bombs, the Federation of American Scientists mentions that Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol ordered their two nuclear weapons to be armed in case an offensive nuclear attack became necessary. Furthermore, and most revealing as to why Israel sought nuclear weapons, in the Yom Kippur War in 1973, when Egypt and Syria attacked Israeli positions in the Sinai and the Golan Heights, the Federation of American Scientists claims that the Israeli leadership assembled 13 twenty-kiloton atomic bombs for use in case Israel came close to defeat."

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