Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 36 kilometers to the south of Beer-Sheva and 35 kilometers west of the Dead Sea in the Southern District of Israel. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dimona"
The United States had been opposed to Israel acquiring the bomb - an August 2005 BBC investigation showed that in the late 1950s the US rejected an Israeli request to sell it heavy water, because of Israel's refusal to guarantee it would be used only for civilian purposes. Consequently, because the world's largest supplier of heavy water, Norway, did not have enough stock, Britain sold Israel 20 tons of surplus heavy water, without requiring safeguards, or informing the US. The decision to ship 10 tons in June 1959, and another 10 tons a year later, appears to have been made entirely by civil servants at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, without political involvement. A 1961 request for a further five tons was declined - again without ministerial involvement - after a Daily Express report the year before on Israel's activities at Dimona had made the issue too politically sensitive. ** ...more on Wikipedia about "Israel and weapons of mass destruction"
(Mordechai Vanunu) (מרדכי ואנונו) (born October 13, 1954), also known by his baptismal name John Crossman, is an Israeli former nuclear technician who revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986. He was subsequently lured to Rome by an American Mossad agent, abducted and smuggled to Israel, where he was tried behind closed doors and convicted of treason. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mordechai Vanunu"
The Plumbat Operation (1968): A combined Lekem- Mossad operation, codenamed "Plumbat," was undertaken in support of the Israeli nuclear weapons effort. A German freighter disappeared along with its cargo of some 200 tons of uranium oxide ( Yellowcake). When the freighter reappeared in a Turkish port, the cargo was missing; it had been transferred at sea to an Israeli ship. ...more on Wikipedia about "Plumbat Operation"
Project Daniel was a 2003 Israeli project, commissioned to assess the threat to the nation of Israel from other states in the Middle East, drawing particular attention to Iran, with Iran's nuclear program in mind. It was prepared by a high-powered team of Israeli foreign policy and military experts. The report was submitted to Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, and was discussed between Israel, the United States, and NATO. ...more on Wikipedia about "Project Daniel"
The Vela Incident (sometimes known as the South Atlantic Flash) was the possible detection of a nuclear weapon test by an American Vela satellite on September 22, 1979. Much of the information about the event is still classified. ...more on Wikipedia about "Vela Incident"
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