Jordan and Egypt wants to see the Middle East become a «nuclear arms free zone». First than another 1967 style war against Israel will be possible.
Ridding the Middle East of nuclear weapons is only one of the conflicts between the Arab states and Israel. But with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) conference coming up, the issue comes to surface, again.
Arab countries, including Egypt and Jordan, who haveboth signed peace treaties with Israel, have been calling for a Middle East free of all weapons of mass destruction, urging the world to apply this policy to all countries in the region.
Israel, which has neither confirmed nor denied it possesses nuclear weapons, has in any event refused calls to join the non-proliferation club, and Defence Minister Ehud Barak repeated the Israeli view earlier this month.
«There is no room to pressure Israel to join the nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty», he said bluntly.
«Israel has never threatened to annihilate other nations and peoples, while today Iran, and also Syria, Libya and Iraq – all of whom signed this treaty – have systematically violated its stipulations while explicitly threatening Israel’s existence», he said.
But in an editorial entitled «A stubborn nuclear Israel», «Egypt’s» state-owned weekly, the Egyptian Mail, accused the Jewish state of trying to shift the world’s attention from its alleged nuclear weapons by «making a fuss» about Syria helping Lebanese group Hezbollah with weapons.
«It is real hypocrisy to see the international community be so concerned about the disarmament of the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance groups, while ignoring Israel’s long-established nuclear arsenal, in order to threaten the entire Arab nation and enforce its expansionist agenda at the expense of Arab land»,the Egyptian Mail wrote.
Source: AP and Egyptian Media.
With a nuclear armed Israel, the Arab World can simply not attack the Jewish state. If israel is pushed towards destruction, cities like Cairo and Damascus run the risk of being reduced to rubble.
When Israel turned nuclear in the early 1970-ties, the Islamic nations had to changed the mode of war operations. In stead of using regular armies in wars with Israel, nations like Syria has been fighting Israel through proxy armed groups like Hamas and Hizbullah. Saudi Arabia and Jordan has been promoting Al Fatah as legitimate organizations for «Arab Palestinian resistance towards the Zionist state».
The emerging nuclear power of Iran, can be used in a political game to disarm israel. The rhetoric is that when both Iran and Israel is without nuclear weapons, there will be peace in the Middle East.
The truth is that this will be a hundred per cent sure moment of another Pan Arabic attack on israel. Simply because the risk of such an attack will again give Cairo and Damascus a new chance to get revenge on the Battle field, without the nuclear risk.