Nuclear Disarmament of Israel & a Nuclear-Free Middle East

Nuclear Disarmament of Israel & a Nuclear-Free Middle East



Nuclear Disarmament of Israel & a Nuclear-Free Middle East

We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the sabotage in the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant in Iran on 11 April 2021, as a form of nuclear terror. This attack has been almost universally attributed to Israel, including by the Israeli media, and confirmed by US and Israeli intelligence officials. Such attacks carry a serious risk of high level radioactive leakage which could potentially endanger the lives of thousands of innocent human beings and irreparably contaminate the environment causing long-term genetic malformations and disease, with far-reaching destructive consequences into the future.

It has been repeatedly verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Iran’s nuclear programme is peaceful and under a strict monitoring regime. Israel, in contrast, is the only nuclear weapons state in the Middle East as it is in possession of a large arsenal of nuclear weapons, which is the reason for the country’s  refusal to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The deafening silence of the self-proclaimed international community in response to Israel’s nuclear terror could set a deadly precedent for its repetition and escalate into an endless chain of retaliations and an arms race in the already war-ravaged Middle East.  Therefore, we call on the UN and the Security Council to responsibly and unreservedly condemn and hold Israel accountable for repeated dangerous and profoundly irresponsible attacks on civilian nuclear installations and the assassination of Iranian scientists.  In addition, we urge UN member states to embark, as a matter of urgency, on the long-delayed task of nuclear disarmament of Israel and placing its nuclear programme under the supervision and monitoring of the International Atomic Energy Agency, in line with the long-standing drive to creating a Nuclear Free Middle East.

Abrahamian,  Ervand (Distinguished Professor of History, Baruch College & City University, NewYork)

Adib-Moghaddam, Arshin (Professor in Global Thought & Comparative Philosophies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London)

Azad, Dr Bahman (Executive Secretary, US Peace Council)

Baraka, Ajamu (National Organizer, Black Alliance for Peace, USA)

Bello, Judith (Editor/Administrator, End the Wars at Home and Abroad)

Brown, Dr Catherine (BA Cantab, MA, London, MSc Lond, PhD Cantab)

Brown, Dr Raymond (FRCPych, Consultant Psychotherapist (retired), UK)

Chomsky,  Noam (Institute Professor Emeritus MIT, Laureate Professor U. of Arizona)

Coombe, Sheila (Activist, Founder Frome Stop War)

Deane, Dr. Raymond (Composer, author, political activist, Ireland

Edalat,  Abbas (Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Imperial College, London, Founder of CASMII)

Ferrada de Noli,  Marcello (Psychiatrist, Professor emeritus of Epidemiology, Founder, Swedish Professors & Doctors for Human Rights)

Finkelstein, Dr Norman (Political scientist, activist, former professor, author)

Flowers, Margaret (Director, Popular Resistance, USA)

Flounders, Sara (Co-Director International Action Center)

Harris, Roger (Board Member of The  Task Force on the Americas)

Hoggett, Paul (Emeritus Professor Social Policy, UWE)

Hedges, Chris (former Middle East Bureau Chief for the New York Times)

Laham, Cassia (United National Antiwar Coalition, Florida, USA)

Lauria, Joe (Editor-in-chief Consortium News)

Mercouris, Alexander (Editor-In-Chief, The Duran)

Mohit, Dr Morteza, M.D. (social and political analyst, USA)

Porter, Gareth (Historian, investigative journalist, author, policy analyst in U.S. national security issues)

Prashad, Vijay (Historian, Journalist, Executive-Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Editor LeftWord Books)

Ramadani, Dr Sami (Lecturer in sociology, activist, author)

Shahabi, Mehrnaz (peace and cultural activist, UK)

Shahabi, Mehrdad (peace and cultural activist, Iran)

Shahrabi, Abdol-Hamid ( Research Director, House of Latin America (HOLA), Iran)

Taherian, Dr. Mohammadreza (cultural activist, Iran)

Turner, Carol (Vice-Chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, London)

Vahedian, Farshid (peace and cultural activist, US)

Wilayto, Phil  (Editor, The Virginia Defender)


Nina Cross, Independent researcher, UK

Kazem Azin, Solidarity Iran, US



Time to End the Silence on Israel’s Nuclear Weapons

By Mehrnaz Shahabi

May 17, 2021

The attack on Natanz nuclear enrichment plant in Iran, on April 11, targeting underground centrifuges operating under (IAEA) safeguards, was an act of nuclear terror with the potential to kill and harm many thousands of human beings and irreparably contaminate the environment. […]

[…] Israel’s free license to act with impunity is fast sliding into war. Only fools would believe that attacking Iran’s enrichment plants, its critical infrastructure, shipping, and scientific and military personnel, would remain unanswered, and could not spill over into a destructive regional war with global consequences, from which use of nuclear weapons can not be excluded. The gravity of what is at stake demands action.  The only possible path to avoiding a catastrophic war and reaching a just peace in the Middle East, is, in the first instance, the demand that Israel disarm its  nuclear weapons and place its nuclear facilities under the same scrutiny as demanded from Iran. That would be in line with the longstanding goal, backed by the UN Security Council, of a Middle East Free of Nuclear Weapons.



The Adenauer-Ben-Gurion Deal  – Did Israel´s atomic bomb emerge from the Nazi womb?

By Gaby Weber

February 2, 2019

It was the last days of the administration of US President Dwight Eisenhower. On December 13, 1960, „Time“ magazine alerted the world: Israel was secretly building an atomic bomb. The commotion was big; nobody wanted to know anything about it. Had Eisenhower not always pronounced himself against a nuclear power in the Middle East?

The international community and the parliaments were systematically lied to. The truth is that already in 1960, Western governments knew about the Israeli nuclear project. They had authorized and supported the construction of this weapon of mass destruction. The Israeli atomic bomb was built with German money and German technology, developed during World War II – in the name of the „Führer“ Adolf Hitler. Their knowledge was put at the service of Israel since the late nineteen fifties. The heavy water came from Norway, where the Nazis had produced it during the war. The uranium was supplied, with the consent of the United States, by the Argentine Atomic Commission, which was created after 1945 with the assistance of Nazi scientists.

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