Archive for the ‘Nuclear Weapons’ Category

USCCB Party to Israeli Nuclear Hypocrisy

May 21, 2010

What about the nuclear weapons the warlike Israeli state has already in its possession?

… semi-annual consultation of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the National Council of Synagogues (NCS), May 12, in New York. The consultation was co-chaired by Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York and NCS Chairman Rabbi Alvin Berkun …

Jewish and Catholic participants … expressed grave concern about the Iranian government’s acquisition of nuclear weapons, a topic they said should be brought to the attention of congregations in both communities …

Catholic participants at the consultation included Cardinal William Keeler, Archbishop Emeritus of Baltimore; Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta, Chairman of the Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs; Bishop Basil H. Losten, Former Bishop of Stamford for Ukrainians; Auxiliary Bishop Denis Madden of Baltimore; Christian Brother David Carroll, former Associate Director at Catholic Near East Welfare Association; Father Lawrence Frizzell, Seton Hall University; Atonement Father James Loughran, Graymoor Ecumenical Institute; Msgr. Guy Massie, Ecumenical Office of the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York; Father Dennis McManus, Special Assistant to Archbishop Dolan; Father James Massa, USCCB staff; and Father Robert Robbins, Ecumenical Office of the Archdiocese of New York.

Jewish participants included Rabbi Jerome Davidson, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth El, Great Neck, New York; Rabbi Lewis Eron, Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Judith Hertz, NCS Advisor; Rabbi Richard Marker, Chairman of the International Committee for Jewish-Christian Consultation; Rabbi Joel Meyers, Executive Vice-President Emeritus of the (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly; Mark Pelavin of the Reform Action Center, Washington; Rabbi Daniel F. Polish of La Grangeville, New York; Carl Sheingold, Ph.D., Executive Vice-President of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation; Jacob Stein, NCS advisor; Rabbi Jonathan Waxman, Congregation Beth-El in Massapequa, New York; Rabbi Jeffrey Wohlberg, President of the (Conservative) Rabbinical Assembly.

http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=33203&t=Jewish-Catholic+dialogue+notes+individualism+of+faith

Advertisements

Zionist Slapschtick

December 8, 2007

Arab dignitaries react to the Zionist bit with the proper response: a knee slap and guffaw. When will the same be the case in the U.S.?

Israel no nuclear threat to neighbours, says Gates

By Kristin Roberts
Reuters – Saturday, December 8

MANAMA (Reuters) – U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates defended Israel’s nuclear programme on Saturday, saying the Jewish state did not seek to destroy its neighbours or support terrorism, unlike Iran.

Asked at the Manama Dialogue conference whether Israel’s nuclear programme posed a threat to the region, Gates replied: “No, I do not.”

The statement was greeted by laughter from a room filled with government officials from Middle Eastern countries.

Israel is widely assumed to have the region’s only atomic arsenal, but declines to confirm or deny it. Washington has long avoided pressing Israel to go public with its capabilities.

Gates did not specifically mention Israel’s nuclear weapons or arsenal, but responded to questions about its “nuclear programme” — giving the Pentagon chief room to dismiss any suggestion that he implicitly confirmed the weapons’ existence in Israel.

He dismissed the allegation that the United States applied a double standard on the nuclear issue by supporting Israel while calling for Iran to abandon its enrichment activities, which Tehran says are for peaceful purposes.

“Israel is not training terrorists to subvert its neighbours. It has not shipped weapons into a place like Iraq to kill thousands of innocent civilians covertly,” Gates said.

“It has not threatened to destroy any of its neighbours. It is not trying to destabilise the government of Lebanon.

“So I think there are significant differences in terms of both the history and the behaviour of the Iranian and Israeli governments. I understand there is a difference of view on that,” he said.

Iran denies U.S. allegations that it has armed, trained and funded Shi’ite militias in Iraq, blaming the violence in Iraq on the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.

A year ago, Gates first angered Israelis during testimony to the U.S. Congress by including Israel in a list of nuclear-armed countries that surround Iran to explain why Tehran might have sought the means to build an atomic bomb. He has not publicly discussed it since.

Israel admits to having two atomic reactors, describing them officially as research facilities. Its refusal to discuss any nuclear weapons capabilities or accept international inspections at the facilities is a major irritant for Arabs and Iran, which see it as a contradiction in U.S. policy in the region.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20071208/twl-uk-israel-nuclear-gates-bd5ae06_1.html

Zionist Slapschtick

December 8, 2007

Arab dignitaries react to the Zionist bit with the proper response: a knee slap and guffaw. When will the same be the case in the U.S.?

Israel no nuclear threat to neighbours, says Gates

By Kristin Roberts
Reuters – Saturday, December 8

MANAMA (Reuters) – U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates defended Israel’s nuclear programme on Saturday, saying the Jewish state did not seek to destroy its neighbours or support terrorism, unlike Iran.

Asked at the Manama Dialogue conference whether Israel’s nuclear programme posed a threat to the region, Gates replied: “No, I do not.”

The statement was greeted by laughter from a room filled with government officials from Middle Eastern countries.

Israel is widely assumed to have the region’s only atomic arsenal, but declines to confirm or deny it. Washington has long avoided pressing Israel to go public with its capabilities.

Gates did not specifically mention Israel’s nuclear weapons or arsenal, but responded to questions about its “nuclear programme” — giving the Pentagon chief room to dismiss any suggestion that he implicitly confirmed the weapons’ existence in Israel.

He dismissed the allegation that the United States applied a double standard on the nuclear issue by supporting Israel while calling for Iran to abandon its enrichment activities, which Tehran says are for peaceful purposes.

“Israel is not training terrorists to subvert its neighbours. It has not shipped weapons into a place like Iraq to kill thousands of innocent civilians covertly,” Gates said.

“It has not threatened to destroy any of its neighbours. It is not trying to destabilise the government of Lebanon.

“So I think there are significant differences in terms of both the history and the behaviour of the Iranian and Israeli governments. I understand there is a difference of view on that,” he said.

Iran denies U.S. allegations that it has armed, trained and funded Shi’ite militias in Iraq, blaming the violence in Iraq on the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.

A year ago, Gates first angered Israelis during testimony to the U.S. Congress by including Israel in a list of nuclear-armed countries that surround Iran to explain why Tehran might have sought the means to build an atomic bomb. He has not publicly discussed it since.

Israel admits to having two atomic reactors, describing them officially as research facilities. Its refusal to discuss any nuclear weapons capabilities or accept international inspections at the facilities is a major irritant for Arabs and Iran, which see it as a contradiction in U.S. policy in the region.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/rtrs/20071208/twl-uk-israel-nuclear-gates-bd5ae06_1.html

On the Anniversary of the JKF Assassination

November 22, 2007

On this 44th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy it is fitting to reflect upon certain facts. The “international community” has called for inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities. Iran has fully complied with the inspection process. Nevertheless, the Israelis and their puppets are screeching for a full scale war against Iran.

In July 1963 U.S. President John F. Kennedy pressed the Israelis to allow inspections of the Dimona nuclear facility. 4 months later, President Kennedy was assassinated according to Masonic ritual. Pressure on the Israelis to allow inspections of the Dimona nuclear facility died with JFK. The Israelis never signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which Iran has. The Israelis have never allowed unfettered inspection of their nuclear facilities, while Iran has. The Israelis are now believed to have a large stockpile of nuclear weapons, while Iran has none. “Israel” is a hostile nation and has been attacking its neighboring countries for decades. Iran hasn’t attacked another nation in centuries.

If world leaders were sane, they would be working to disarm the Israelis instead of threatening to bomb Iran.

Read the words of the last sane U.S. President to the Israeli Prime Minister on this matter:

Dear Mr. Prime Minister [Eshkol]:

It gives me great personal pleasure to extend congratulations as you assume your responsibilities as Prime Minister of Israel. You have our friendship and best wishes in your new tasks. It is on one of these that I am writing you at this time.

You are aware, I am sure, of the exchange which I had with Prime Minister Ben-Gurion concerning American visits to Israel’s nuclear facility at Dimona. Most recently, the Prime Minister wrote to me on May 27. His words reflected a most intense personal consideration of a problem that I know is not easy for your Government, as it is not for mine. We welcomed the former Prime Minister’s strong reaffirmation that Dimona will be devoted exclusively to peaceful purposes and the reaffirmation also of Israel’s willingness to permit periodic visits to Dimona.

I regret having to add to your burdens so soon after your assumption of office, but I feel the crucial importance of this problem necessitates my taking up with you at this early date certain further considerations, arising out of Mr. Ben-Gurion’s May 27 letter, as to the nature and scheduling of such visits.

I am sure you will agree that these visits should be as nearly as possible in accord with international standards, thereby resolving all doubts as to the peaceful intent of the Dimona project. As I wrote Mr. Ben-Gurion, this Government’s commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized if it should be thought that we were unable to obtain reliable information on a subject as vital to the peace as the question of Israel’s effort in the nuclear field.

Therefore, I asked our scientists to review the alternative schedules of visits we and you had proposed. If Israel’s purposes are to be clear beyond reasonable doubt, I believe that the schedule which would best serve our common purposes would be a visit early this summer, another visit in June 1964, and thereafter at intervals of six months. I am sure that such a schedule should not cause you any more difficulty than that which Mr. Ben-Gurion proposed in his May 27 letter. It would be essential, and I understand that Mr. Ben-Gurion’s letter was in accord with this, that our scientist have access to all areas of the Dimona site and to any related part of the complex, such as fuel fabrication facilities or plutonium separation plant, and that sufficient time to be allotted for a thorough examination.

Knowing that you fully appreciate the truly vital significance of this matter to the future well-being of Israel, to the United States, and internationally, I am sure our carefully considered request will have your most sympathetic attention.

Sincerely,

John F. Kennedy

(July 5, 1963)

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-01.htm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-02.htm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-03.htm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-04.htm

On the Anniversary of the JKF Assassination

November 22, 2007

On this 44th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy it is fitting to reflect upon certain facts. The “international community” has called for inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities. Iran has fully complied with the inspection process. Nevertheless, the Israelis and their puppets are screeching for a full scale war against Iran.

In July 1963 U.S. President John F. Kennedy pressed the Israelis to allow inspections of the Dimona nuclear facility. 4 months later, President Kennedy was assassinated according to Masonic ritual. Pressure on the Israelis to allow inspections of the Dimona nuclear facility died with JFK. The Israelis never signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, which Iran has. The Israelis have never allowed unfettered inspection of their nuclear facilities, while Iran has. The Israelis are now believed to have a large stockpile of nuclear weapons, while Iran has none. “Israel” is a hostile nation and has been attacking its neighboring countries for decades. Iran hasn’t attacked another nation in centuries.

If world leaders were sane, they would be working to disarm the Israelis instead of threatening to bomb Iran.

Read the words of the last sane U.S. President to the Israeli Prime Minister on this matter:

Dear Mr. Prime Minister [Eshkol]:

It gives me great personal pleasure to extend congratulations as you assume your responsibilities as Prime Minister of Israel. You have our friendship and best wishes in your new tasks. It is on one of these that I am writing you at this time.

You are aware, I am sure, of the exchange which I had with Prime Minister Ben-Gurion concerning American visits to Israel’s nuclear facility at Dimona. Most recently, the Prime Minister wrote to me on May 27. His words reflected a most intense personal consideration of a problem that I know is not easy for your Government, as it is not for mine. We welcomed the former Prime Minister’s strong reaffirmation that Dimona will be devoted exclusively to peaceful purposes and the reaffirmation also of Israel’s willingness to permit periodic visits to Dimona.

I regret having to add to your burdens so soon after your assumption of office, but I feel the crucial importance of this problem necessitates my taking up with you at this early date certain further considerations, arising out of Mr. Ben-Gurion’s May 27 letter, as to the nature and scheduling of such visits.

I am sure you will agree that these visits should be as nearly as possible in accord with international standards, thereby resolving all doubts as to the peaceful intent of the Dimona project. As I wrote Mr. Ben-Gurion, this Government’s commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized if it should be thought that we were unable to obtain reliable information on a subject as vital to the peace as the question of Israel’s effort in the nuclear field.

Therefore, I asked our scientists to review the alternative schedules of visits we and you had proposed. If Israel’s purposes are to be clear beyond reasonable doubt, I believe that the schedule which would best serve our common purposes would be a visit early this summer, another visit in June 1964, and thereafter at intervals of six months. I am sure that such a schedule should not cause you any more difficulty than that which Mr. Ben-Gurion proposed in his May 27 letter. It would be essential, and I understand that Mr. Ben-Gurion’s letter was in accord with this, that our scientist have access to all areas of the Dimona site and to any related part of the complex, such as fuel fabrication facilities or plutonium separation plant, and that sufficient time to be allotted for a thorough examination.

Knowing that you fully appreciate the truly vital significance of this matter to the future well-being of Israel, to the United States, and internationally, I am sure our carefully considered request will have your most sympathetic attention.

Sincerely,

John F. Kennedy

(July 5, 1963)

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-01.htm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-02.htm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-03.htm

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/israel/documents/exchange/01-04.htm