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Rare Photos of Israeli Nuclear Research Center Released

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The architectural firm responsible for the construction of the Dimona nuclear plant in the 1960s has released rare photos of the project for the first time.

The architect, Dan Eitan, sent President Shimon Peres the black and white photos to recognize the president’s role in the construction of what originally was called “a Negev civic center” and now officially is known as the Nuclear Research Center in the Israeli Negev.

The Israel Defense website published the photos that were taken during the construction of the reactor, which it noted that “according to foreign reports, manufactures hundreds of nuclear and hydrogen bombs for Israel.”

Pictures that were posted include the library, the water tower and residences as well as satellite photography of the reactor taken from space and a sketch of the plant.

The photos were taken by architect Dan Eitan, and were sent by him to Shimon Peres (current president of Israel) in recognition of the latter’s contribution to the construction of the complex.

Israel maintains a policy of “nuclear ambiguity,” meaning that it does not admit nor deny that it possesses nuclear warheads, although most defense analysts estimate the country has at least 200.

Israel has promised it would not be the first country in the Middle East to “introduce” nuclear weapons in the region.

The Arab world has been pushing for the declaration of a nuclear weapon-free zone in the Middle East as a way to force Israel to divulge its nuclear capability.

Israel questions the usefulness of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty particularly in light of Iran’s constant denial of circumstantial evidence that leaves no doubt that it is trying to manufacture a nuclear weapon.

Blueprint of the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev

Blueprint of the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev

Residence units for Dimona nuclea rplant staff

Residence units for Dimona nuclear plant staff

 

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NPT Meeting Canceled Due to Israel Nonparticipation

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

AP reports that Western diplomats announced that the long planned meeting of the NPT (Non Proliferation Treaty) countries has been cancelled because Israel, not a signatory on the NPT treaty, has declined to show up.

The Arab states and Iran (yes, that’s right), all signatories of the NPT want Israel to sign the NPT and reveal and give up its supposed nuclear weapons stockpile. Israel says it will be prepared to sign the NPT treaty only when the Middle East countries sign a peace treaty with her, making nuclear weapons unnecessary.

The meeting was sponsored by the US, Russia and the U.K.

Iran Campaign Targeting Israel as Global Nuclear Threat

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Press TV, Iran’s television network, broadcasting in English round-the-clock, on Sunday published an interview with Mark Glenn, of The Crescent and Cross Solidarity movement, who said that Israel is the only regime that “has threatened to take the entire world down in a nuclear Armageddon in the instance that her precious experiments in Jewish self-rule in the Middle East ceases to materialize.”

“There is no other country in existence today that has basically told the entire world that if we are going to go down we are going to take the rest of the world down with us,” he added.

The analyst expressed regret that the nuclear threat from Israel looms over the world, “while Tel Aviv continues to use its mainstream media outlets to level allegations against other countries, accusing them of possessing non-civilian nuclear programs.”

An Idaho based, pro-Islamist advocate, Mark Glenn is the author of “No Beauty In The Beast: Israel Without Her Mascara,” a discussion of “the manner in which the Christian West has been seduced into slaughtering Muslims is the extension of the same battle that took place in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago between Jesus and the founders of the modern-day ideological movement known as Zionism.”

Glenn’s other book, with Victor Thorn, is “Ship Without A Country: Eyewitness Accounts of the Attack on the USS Liberty.”

The interview with Glenn comes on the heels of the meeting in Vienna last week on the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which constitutes a commitment on the part of the five atomic powers to eliminate their bombs in the future, and a counter pledge on the part of mid-level industrial countries not to pursue them.

Pakistan and India, both possessing nuclear weapons, have not signed the NPT. North Korea, which is believed to be preparing a third nuclear test, withdrew from the NPT in 2003. Israel, which is widely believed to possess the only nuclear arsenal in the Middle East’s, has stayed out of the NPT debate altogether.

On Friday, the Iranian news agency Mehr reported that Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Mahdi Akhondzadeh said Israel’s undeclared nuclear weapons pose the greatest threat to Mideast peace. Akhondzadeh accused the United States and other nuclear powers of hypocritically ignoring their disarmament commitments.

Akhondzadeh’s comments to a 189-nation nonproliferation meeting were part of Iran’s attempts to escape international criticism of its nuclear program.

The New Agenda Coalition (NAC), composed of Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sweden, has been urging nuclear-armed nations to disarm faster, disregarding claims from the nuclear powers who say they are making “unprecedented progress” toward disarmament.

A review conference of the NPT is scheduled for 2015.

On Wednesday, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during an official visit to South Africa, that Israel is a “threat” to its region because it owns nuclear weapons.

Erdogan accused the West of “double standards” in the way that it has tried to ban Iran from building nuclear weapons without taking similar measures against Israel.

Iran has criticized the five nuclear powers’ “hypocrisy.” Akhondzadeh has said that France has made every effort to help Israel in its efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

“While certain countries such as France express concerns over peaceful nuclear activities of Iran … they have spared no effort in helping Israel … to develop inhumane nuclear weapons,” Akhondzadeh told the Vienna meeting, according to Reuters.

On Saturday, Iran’s Press TV published an interview with Kaveh Afrasiabi, author, most recently, of “Iran Phobia And US Terror Plot: A Legal Deconstruction.”

Afrasiabi told the Iranian interviewer: “There’ve been some feeble but, nevertheless, significant attempts at the United Nations as well as the IAEA to address the issue of Israel being outside the NPT, not allowing any access to the IAEA for example or inspection of its nuclear facilities.

“The world community is only beginning now to exert some pressure on Israel and indirectly on the US and other Western governments on this particular subject. The conversation is growing louder and louder.

“My impression is that the world’s attention to this subject is on the rise and is putting a lot of pressure on Israel. Israel’s counterstrategy has been to deflect attention from itself by focusing on Iran’s so-called nuclear threat, which is a non-existing fictional threat..”

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