The UN nuclear assembly has called for Israel to open its nuclear facilities to UN inspection and sign up to the non-proliferation treaty.
The resolution, which was passed narrowly on Friday, marked a surprise victory for Arab states and others who have pushed for the move for the last 18 years.
The non-binding resolution voiced concern about «Israeli nuclear capabilities» and urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN’s nuclear watchdog, to tackle the issue.
Israel vowed it would not co-operate, saying the measure singled it out while many of its neighbours remained hostile to its existence.
«Israel will not co-operate in any matter with this resolution which is only aiming at reinforcing political hostilities and lines of division in the Middle East region», said David Danieli, the chief Israeli delegate.
Iran: «Glorious moment»
Israel is one of only three countries worldwide – along with India and Pakistan – outside the non-proliferation treaty (NPT) and is widely assumed to have the Middle East’s only atomic arsenal.
It has never confirmed nor denied that it has nuclear weapons.
Ali Asghar Soltanieh, the Iranian ambassador, whose country’s disputed nuclear programme is under IAEA investigation, said the vote was a «glorious moment» and «a triumph for the oppressed nation of Palestine».
Speaking later to Al Jazeera, Soltanieh said:
«All like-minded, peace-loving countries have always called for a resolution to take measures to push Israel to stop their nuclear weapon programme and adhere to the NPT and put every nuclear installation under the IAEA».
Tehran was one of the 21 countries sponsoring the measure.
Iran speaks for the Muslim World, claiming this vote was a: «a triumph for the oppressed nation of Palestine».
Well, lets reflect on this.
Would Israel ever use a nuke on Ramallah or Gaza?
If the answer is «no»: How can removing possible Israeli nuclear weapons gain the Arab Palestinians?
The truth is that a removal of Israeli Nuclear deterrent wold weaken the Jewish state. No longer would any Arab nations fear that a massive military attack on Israel could lead to their own suicide.
This kind of nuclear deterrent is of very limited value for Israel in regards to Islamic suicide bombers. You cant blow up the city of Hebron, because Islamic fanatics living there, have educated and sent suicide bombers into Tel Aviv and Haifa.
So what is the purpose of having an Israeli nuclear bomb?
For the Jewish people, it serves the same logic as for the people of the United States:
If you wants to kill us all, we can assure you that nobody in your country would survive our retaliation.
This is a message that will be sent to Damascus and Tehran. Who are ruled by regimes that are capable of using Nuclear weapons against Israel.
The problem with a nuclear bomb in the hands of the Ayatollah, is that He do not mind such a «blessing» being returned from a IDF submarine in the Persian Gulf.
Because the mad regime in Iran really believe that by nuking Israel, and destroying the Jewish people, Allah will approve such a martyrdom, and let the Muslims in Iran enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The only way to deal with such religious deception, is to strike first. Because the present regime in Iran is like a suicide bomber, ready to be triggered.