Saturday, October 16, 2010

Eugenio García Gascón on Israel's nuclear capabilities.

Público has published an article by Eugenio García Gascón on Friday, October 15, 2010, under the title Israel y la bomba (Israel and the bomb). Excerpt from the article below (translated as accurate as possible, between quotation marks):

"Of course, to allow Iran to build the bomb must be avoided (although to obtain nuclear energy for commercial purposes should be allowed). And the same should be told about Israel. There are trigger-happy politicians in the Israeli cabinet, like the Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman. Lieberman has expressed himself recently in an aggresive and bellicose manner, even regarding those Arab countries which signed peace with Israel. It would be right to take the bomb away from him and the West shoud be working to achieve it."

What I think is that there are trigger-happy Arabs and muslims who prompted Israel to arm itself. Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has stated publicly that Israel must be destroyed, and Arab countries attacked Israel in the past with the purpose of achieving such a mission. Iran and Syria also supply Hezbollah and Hamas with rockets. Egypt tried to achieve nuclear capabilities during Nasser's regime, employing nuclear scientists who had worked for the nazi regime before.
The question here is: would Israel have armed itself with nuclear weapons if its enemies hadn't attacked and threatened Israel before?


  1. Thank you for your fina and eminently reasonable comments. This person who wrote the article simply 1. does not know what he is talking about having not an iota of knowledge about real issues surrounding him making his article utterly ridiculous 2. a gigantic moral and cultural relativist which is the bane (scourge) of civilzed Europe! Period.

    Gábor Fränkl
    Budapest, Hungary

    P.S.: Please keep up the good work, it's extremely important!

  2. Thank you, Gábor Fränkl. I usually read your comments in "Norway, Israel and the Jews".

  3. Yes, thanks - I'm a bit hysterical, but only because I am simply unable to digest modern-antisemitism and anti-Israel campaign with my family's personal history (persectution in the Nazi era)in genral... It's hard for me to understand this and get into a single line.