Ex-Israel PM confirms Israel has nuclear bombs – Middle East Monitor

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak confirmed yesterday that Israel has nuclear weapons, breaking a long-maintained “ambiguous” policy on the matter, the National Syndicate of Jews reported.

“In conversations between Israelis and Western political officials, they express great concern about the possibility of the establishment of a messianic dictatorship with nuclear weapons in the heart of the Middle East if the regime in Israel succeeds,” he tweeted.

He referred to the US research of Professor Erica Chenoweth and political scientist Maria J. Stephan, who co-authored the 2012 book, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict.

Barak emerged as one of the staunchest critics of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Earlier this week, he revealed his strategy for a “counter-revolution” to overthrow him.

The Dimona nuclear research facility, officially known as the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center, is widely believed to be Israel’s alleged nuclear weapons program.

Israel is estimated to have around 200 nuclear warheads, National Syndicate of Jews said.

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