Israel neither confirms nor denies that it has a nuclear arsenal, although experts estimate that the country has between 80 and 400 nuclear warheads. What has not been previously confirmed, until now, is that the country had access to such weapons during the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, and was ready to deploy them if threatened with defeat.

Israel had amassed enough plutonium for between two and three nuclear bombs during the Six-Day War, Elie Geisler, a former radiation-safety officer tasked with guarding one of the radioactive “packages,” has revealed in testimony for Israeli-American nuclear history specialist Dr Avner Cohen.

“I would stand in this small room and stare at the object with much awe, having seen photos and movies of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. From time to time, I would discuss with the commander of the troops the procedures to move the core to an assembly point, where it would join with the remainder of the device,” Geisler recalled in his testimony recently published in The Non-Proliferation Review journal.

According to Geisler’s recollections, the device consisted of a wooden crate about forty cubic feet in volume containing a metallic half-sphere, with his mission being to measure radiation levels using Geiger and other counters. The officer recalled that each time he found himself alone with the device, he would “silently pray and wish that we should never employ this horrific invention of humanity.”

“I knew perfectly well that the use of the device would be the ‘last resort’ of the political leadership of the country, whose policy was, and remains to this day, not to be the first to introduce nuclear weapons to the Middle East,” Geisler said.None of the Arab countries which Israel fought during the 1967 war had access to nuclear weapons, with the situation remaining unchanged to this day.

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Device Stored Outside Town South of Tel Aviv

Geisler revealed other important information, including the coordinates of the secure location where the nuclear “package,” one of several, was held, saying it was stored at a facility near the town of Gedera, about 40 km south of Tel Aviv.

“It was built like a fortress,” the officer recalled, “with a wall surrounding the installation and a heavy metal double gate as the only way in or out. Between the gate and the building, there was a large yard, roughly the size of half a soccer field.”

The facility was guarded by a platoon of about 28 police border guards in full combat gear and armed with four heavy machine guns, with a veteran officer in command reporting to Geisler.

Nuclear Close Call

On 2 June, three days before the start of the war, Col. Yitzhak Yaakov, an IDF officer in charge of Israel’s arms development program, appeared at the compound to take control from Geisler.

“I smiled and said that this was impossible, and that this place was simply a training facility…He told me he must inspect the facility and that he would apply force to get in. I replied that we would apply force to prevent him from entering. He asked for the names of my superiors and I replied that I don’t call them, they call me,” Geisler recalled, adding that this made Yaakov “very irritated.”

Yaakov reportedly returned the next day with a contingent of two transport truck-loads of IDF cadets. “He looked serious and determined. I again explained that he could not enter and that if he tried to use force, we would unnecessarily spill Israeli blood,” Geisler said.

According to the officer, the situation was only defused after he contacted Israeli Atomic Energy Commission chairman Israel Dostrovsky to confirm Yaakov’s arrival.”Yes, they knew about Col. Yaakov and his visit, but for some reason – someone forgot or something else – had not informed me,” Geisler said.

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A compromise solution was then reached, with the existing guards and the cadets guarding the facility on a joint basis.

Preemptive Last Resort?

Another interesting detail provided in Geisler’s testimony relates to the timing of his assignment, with the former officer recalling that he was commissioned as an officer with the rank of lieutenant in late May, about a week before Israel launched its surprise airstrikes which crippled the Egyptian Air Force and kicked off the Six-Day War.

According to the officer’s recollections, the atmosphere in the country during the last week of May “was a mix of uncertainty and bellicosity,” with the atmosphere at the secret compound being much the same.

Evidence-based historical speculation about Israeli plans to build and set off an atomic bomb if it was defeated in the Six-Day War was first laid out by scholars participating in a history conference organised by a US think tank in 2017. One of the plans, based on a series of interviews with Yaakov, was codenamed “Operation Shimshon (Sampson)” was to detonate a nuclear device on top of a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula, with the weapon providing the country with one final “trump card” if Israel’s existence was endangered.

 

 

Source Sputnik

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They got nukes …… Yanks would be smarter To give monkeys that wepon.

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Israel didn’t got her nukes from the Yankees.
Dimona is a replica of our Marcoules plant, not of Lawrence Livermore or Los Alamos 😉 Gerboise Bleue made two nuclear countries, not just one.
Those who were absolute idiots were those who transfered nuclear technology to Pakistan : they’re the only nuke country having started a war on another nuclear country… Pakistan’s army+ISI are rigged by Qaeda fanboys.
We should really consider to neutralise their arsenal before they end with nuke-loaded SLBMs, SLCMs and ICBMs…

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Your very wording recalls how crazy, bloodthirsty and perpetually insatiable warmongers your masters and fanboys such as yourself are at every turn, this is truly amazing, a special case of scholar study, I swear. A certified sociopath talking his mind for us to see. Indeed, it seems not enough for you to be a rogues states living away from the realm of Law, refusing any kind of international inspections from the AIEA, not ratifying the NPT and permanently developing god knows what kind of WMDs in Dimona’s lower levels while whining about Iran’s non-existent, NPT and AIEA compliant nuclear infrastructure… Read more »

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@Gryz, people like Bergmann saw the atomic program as the ultimate deterrent that would convince Israel’s opponents that they could never, ever succeed in wiping her and pushing the Jews into the sea. Ernst David Bergmann was politically moderate.

p.s. Lieutenant Colonel Warner D. Farr in a report to the USAF Counterproliferation Center: “Progress in nuclear science and technology in France and Israel remained closely linked throughout the early fifties.” … “There were several Israeli observers at the French nuclear tests and the Israelis had ‘unrestricted access to French nuclear test explosion data.” https://fas.org/nuke/guide/israel/nuke/farr.htm

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I acknowledge that, Stern. Historically, at its origin, the Israeli nuclear deterred was like pretty much everybody’s else’s : a last resort, defensive strategic weapon. But it changed slowly over the course of the XXth century, came close to becoming a first strike option during the Yum Kippur war when the perceived possibility of defeat rendered that option more credible. (only the mobilization of a Soviet nuclear battalion heading towards the Egyption theater made it clear to Golda and Dayan that the so-called “fall of the temple” couldn’t be justification enough to go nuclear so fast. IN the end, one… Read more »

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@Gryz, i admit that currently times change and atomic armed nations contemplate the unthinkable. Maybe other technologically capable nations must rethink too and get a-bombs.

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“Your very wording recalls how crazy, bloodthirsty and perpetually insatiable warmongers your masters and fanboys such as yourself are at every turn, this is truly amazing, a special case of scholar study, I swear. A certified sociopath talking his mind for us to see.” ===> ????????? Ah, was I in charge of Florence’s job, and I’m neither Israeli, nor Yankee; not even a Jew, it’d even be my goal to make our enemies like you -since the enemies of Israel also want our demise- think of us as totally sociopath! You just proved me right! Let’s make you all fear… Read more »

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“Ah, was I in charge of Florence’s job, and I’m neither Israeli, nor Yankee;” You are right absolutely : you are nothing, and in charge of nothing, just an armchair degenerate wreaking havoc on common sense at every corner. “not even a Jew” Then it’s even worse than I thought, that makes you a second-rate subhuman servant of a pre-written propaganda playbook, more passionate in its spread than its authors. Thus I hope for the sake of your already non-existant dignity, that you are lying. Trust me, considering you a Jew would be doing you a favor. At least your… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, nice bit of info. But the French should not be so proud to have proliferated their a-bomb info.

And You should not measure with two rulers.

p.s. Ernst David Bergmann and co were among the best German trained scientists. They not France were the core of Israeli scientific achievements. It was no one way road – they gave France development help – just as German trained scientists were instrumental to the success of Manhattan project.

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We didn’t proliferated our A-bomb, it was a joint venture…
And BTW, it wasn’t only about A-bomb, H-bomb was in the JV too…
So we can roast any creep daring to attack the EU, Israel can roast the genocidal fückheads willing to genocide them.
Nevertheless; I think we should considering an EU nuclear sharing 🙂
Seriously, B61 freefall tac-nuke while a non-EU country has the keys, tsss tsss… ASMP-A is more serious…

p.s. You forget Marie Curie. French girls rox 😉 Without her, there’d be nothing…

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@Daeshbags-Sux, Marie Skłodowska Curie, who used both surnames, never lost her sense of Polish identity. On both the paternal and maternal sides, the family had lost their property and fortunes through patriotic involvements in Polish national uprisings aimed at restoring Poland’s independence.

Forget Your hauteur, until 1945 more than 50% of world’s phD in Math were German trained. Most relevant atomic scientists and rocket makers also. Forget it. Wilhelm Röntgen discovered the basics in the wake of Helmholtz. He and his teacher Kundt worked e.g. in the Reichsland Elsaß-Lothringen which was not French then.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, read better. France proliferated a-bomb info not the bomb itself.

France needed Israel’s German trained scientists and access to resources because the US embargoed the French atomic program.

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This is actually not a new revelation.
The Israelis were suspected to have stolen US nuclear fuel in 1965:
https://thebulletin.org/2014/04/did-israel-steal-bomb-grade-uranium-from-the-united-states/
Subsequently, in 1973, hoping to win back territory lost to Israel during the third Arab-Israeli war, in 1967, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur. That is when Israel told US President Nixon that if he didn’t support Israel and provide replacement fighter aircraft that Israel would use atomic weapons on her enemies.
The rest is history.

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Like you said. Old news.

Perfectly logical in a doomsday scenario. As arab states declared ” to drive the jews into the sea” as in genociding them or ethnically cleanse them, the decision to take their would be murderers into the grave with them, makes sense.

Arab states must realise this option is still on the table for Israël.

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And before the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the Great War the majority of the people who were living in Palestine were Palestinian Arabs. The illegal migration of European Jewry during WWII changed the balance of the population and, post 1948 creation of Israel, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian Arabs from Israel proper, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank continues apace by both the official Israeli Government and illegal Jewish settlers.

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@FairsFair, yes – but at that time Palestine also included Jordan…
During the civil war in Palestine the Jews achieved to hold the land where they mostly lived. And areas with Arab majority became entirely Arab and did not become part of Israel. After 1948 the Muslim countries forced the Arab Jews aka Mizrahim out. They were about as numerous as the Palestinians who left or were forced out. So practically there was a population exchange.

This exchange will not be reversible.

Mizrahim not Ashkenazim are the majority in Israel.

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In fact, both were more Mizrahim expelled than Fakestinians, both by Arab-League BTW, since Arabs living in Israel were told that if they wouldn’t leave, they’d be seen as traitors and slaughtered with the Jews.
Arab-League stole 200,000 km² in real estate from expelled Mizrahim and, instead of being generous, giving them Mizrahim houses/lands, they parked Fakestinians in refugee camps and managed to create the infamous UNRWA so being refugees is inherited from parents!!!

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@Daeshbags-Sux, not all Mizrahim went to Israel. Many went to France and other countries.

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Stille, that were all expelled and appropiate.

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FairsFair : in fact, Palestine = Jordan+Israel. There were less than 1M inhabitants : less than 900k in Jordan, near only Arabs and less than 100k in Israel including Judea-Samaria and Gaza with… About 15,000 Arabs only, half not even been born there, e.g. the 5,000 in Haifa were imported from Hejaz (now KSA) to build the Haifa-Damascus railroad in 1902… Now, if you want to be fair (hehe), go figure by yourself how in the 30 next years, it grew from 15,000 Arabs to about 950,000… AFAIK, humans don’t reproduce as fast as rabbits, not even as fast as… Read more »

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Seems some people do not like hard truths. Fact is Israël can only be defeated at the price of a destroyed region. Arab states know this.

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Karel Vd Geest : “Arab states must realise this option is still on the table for Israël.” >>> Not only the Arabs : Persian, Pashtun or any other who would try to imply in a Shoah v2.0… There are neo-Nazis willing to return in charge in many countries… You just need to read what dudes like Nasrallah, Khamenei or Salami do post, and well, just read the comments herein… >>> it was the Arab representative at the 1919 Paris peace conference, who said “Either we’ll push the Zionists into the sea or they’ll push us back in the desert” (note… Read more »

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Hezbullah will fire rockets at israeli nuclear reactors and make israels nuclear nukes to hezbullahs.Imagine what would happen if Hezbullah fire 1000 Ballistic missiles at theire reactors no khazar would survive it..

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@Umar, do You really think the atomic pollution will stop at any border. No Kazar or Arab Semite in the area will continue to live or to live there.

Much of the land of the Bani Mashreq will be an atomic wasteland – courtesy of those Hezbullah that fire the rockets.

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@Daeshbags-Sux, the same as with gas. Only a bigger area effected.

p.s. Also see the Wolves of Chernobyl. The results do not indict live in the wastelands. But as You said. With a a-war most people in towns will not live after a few days of war.

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An example, I’ve found this simulation of the ground blast of a W-53 (Titan II ICBM) on Pyongyang…
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Even Vladivostok would be made unviable due to fallouts!

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Here’s a 1956 SE-Asia fallout map using tactical nukes…
http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/NUKEMAP-fallout-South-East-Asia-2.jpg
All these creeps don’t seem to get that nukes are not just bombs that make huger kabooms…

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– Most of Israelis are Mizrahim, the Khazar narrative is long proven as another Goebbelsian big lie. – Dimona reactor is the copy of Marcoules, lifetime of such reactor is 50 years, so it was deactivated about 10 years ago. There is also another very small reactor, used to make civilian fissile for radiology purposes, this one has been deactivated even sooner… + “Imagine what would happen if Hezbullah fire 1000 Ballistic missiles” => They don’t have 1,000 ballistic missiles, ven USA, Russia or China haven’t as much ballistic missiles! and there are enough Iron-Dome, Patriot PAC-3, David’s Sling, Arrow-2/3… Read more »

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@mon ami, the Goebbelsian concept of big lies was inspired by Wilson’s WW I US war propaganda, the Fascists had a hate love with the US. Yes, more than 2/3 of the Israeli are Mizrahim descendents while the majority of Jews worldwide are Ashkenasim. Ashkenazim descended from ancient North-east Anatolia. Their DNA and language do not descend from Khazar Turks but from Iranians… who colonized that area before the Turks arrived. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/ashkenazi-jews-descended-ancient-turkey-new-research. They embraced Judaism long before the Khazar nobility. The Khasars did not contribute significantly to the Ashkenazi gene pool. Karaim… Turk Jews are small groups.

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@mon ami, Ernst David Bergmann and his fellow scientists knew your gory statistics of the results of an atomic war in the middle east. And they chose these factors for insurance against any attempts of genocide.

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Hey, Umar, a little look at how Cesium 137 spread after the Chernobyl accident :
http://i56.tinypic.com/kyxix.jpg
Ah, Cesium 137 is the best if you want to get a bone marrow cancer 🙂
And it was a single reactor meltdown!

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Umar : Imagine your beloved ISIS taking over my country… We have smth like 58 nuclear plants each with 4 reactors much bigger than those in Chernobyl… D’you think technicians will stay? No way! They don’t want to live under your death cult rule… Problem : without personnel, and as you don’t shutdown a nuclear reactor so easily, soon, all those taken by the califate would meltdown… In fact, techs would even likely put the reactors into overdrive and all securities off, in order to have a scorched Earth strategy… Any way, we’d have used tactical nukes to control the… Read more »

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In the old days, Charles the Hammer welcomed you :
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The we returned the favour :
http://www.alloprof.qc.ca/BV/PublishingImages/pages/h1437/h1437i7.jpg

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http://a53.idata.over-blog.com/5/44/35/62/Croisades/Bataille-croisade.jpg
Thanks to Godefroy de Bouillon… Remember July 15th 1099AD?

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Now we have better hammers
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Why d’you think we gave nukes to the Jews? You’ll NEVER get Jerusalem again…

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smelly big noses have them parked in NYC and Moskva embassie right now for gangster blackmail threatenings – a.k.a. the samson option.

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Oh, they’d just need one ground blast to be quiet…
Mecca+Medina fully radioactive for what? 100,000 years? No more Hajj and… Hajj being mandatory, ya all end in al-Jahimi…
As Israel’s capital is Jerusalem, not Tel-Aviv, USA’s capital is Washington, not NYC 😉

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+++ “although experts estimate that the country has between 80 and 400 nuclear warheads” 1.) ===> Former POTUS Jimmy Carter estimated Israel has 400+ nuclear warheads. Retired general Colin Powell estimated Israel has 200+ warheads of more than 1 megaton yield. He didn’t included tactical nukes. There are 80x Jericho-III 11,500km range ballistic missiles in service, each with an estimated 1,000-1,300kg payload. Thinking that these are only fit with a single warhead while they have such payload and even Iran which is 30 years+ late on Israel can have 3 (conventional) MIRVs on a ballistic missile makes me guess who… Read more »