Well sort of, indirectly. It’s been an open secret for decades. Israel is nuclear-armed and dangerous.
Perhaps its policy of nuclear ambiguity may end following The NYT report on its so-called “doomsday” plan at the onset of its preemptive Six-Day War – a walkover against Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan.
The Times: “The secret contingency plan…would have been invoked if Israel feared it was going to lose…(t)he demonstration blast, Israeli officials believed, would intimidate” Arab states to back off.
The Times quoted Avner Cohen, an Israeli nuclear history scholar, saying possible use of the weapon is “the last secret of the 1967 war.”
He quoted retired Israeli general Itzhak Yaakov’s years earlier comments, saying “(y)ou’ve got an enemy, and he says he’s going to throw you to the sea.”
“You believe him. How can you stop him? “You scare him. If you’ve got something you can scare him with, you scare him.” He was the only source Cohen cited.
In the months leading up to the war, Israel faced no threats from regional nations, later admitted by its political and military officials.
Claims otherwise at the time were fabricated, used as justification for naked Israeli aggression against four Arab states – its objective to occupy the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Syria’s Golan and Egypt’s Sinai.
Israel’s aims were easily achieved, the war almost over before it began. Claims by Yaakov, repeated by Cohen, were pure nonsense.
No Arab attack was feared, no threat to Israel’s existence, no need for implementing a doomsday plan.
The 1973 Yom Kippur war was entirely different from official reports. It was no surprise attack as claimed.
Moscow-based Israeli journalist Israel Shamir fought in the war, commented on it years later – calling it “a collusive enterprise between the US, Egyptian and Israeli leaders, orchestrated by Henry Kissinger,” the little known hidden history.
His source was reliable secret information written by Soviet ambassador to Cairo Vladimir Vinogradov, a memorandum to its politbureau.
Syria’s army was battered, Damascus bombed, Egyptian forces largely spared. US-supplied weapons greatly aided Israel. Washington solidified its Middle East position at Russia’s expense.
Vinogradov’s memorandum showed the 1978 Camp David agreement was “achieved by deceit and treachery,” Shamir explained.
Major publicly reported issues most often aren’t as they seem. With help from America, France and later South Africa, Israel began developing nuclear weapons shortly after its 1948 founding.
After the 1967 Six Day War, defense minister Moshe Dayan ordered full-scale production, averaging 4 – 12 bombs per year.
Never in its history was Israel threatened. Never did it have a need to use nuclear weapons in warfare.
It’s now thermonuclear-armed and dangerous, its ICBMs able to carry nuclear warheads. Like America and NATO, it threatens world peace.