How did Israel get nuclear weapons?
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
"The airspace over it is closed to all aircraft, and the area around it is heavily guarded and fenced off. During the Six-Day War, an Israeli missile shot down an Israeli Mirage III fighter that inadvertently flew over Dimona.
"The Dimona reactor became active some time between 1962 and 1964, and with the plutonium produced there the Israel Defense Forces most probably had their first nuclear weapons ready before the Six-Day War.
"Its construction commenced in 1958, with French assistance according to the secret Protocol of Sèvres agreements. The complex was constructed in secret, and outside the International Atomic Energy Agency inspection regime."
"When the United States intelligence community discovered the purpose of the site in the early 1960s, the U.S. government demanded that Israel agree to international inspections. Israel agreed, but on the condition that U.S., rather than International Atomic Energy Agency, inspectors be used, and that Israel would receive advance notice of all inspections. Israel is one of only three nations thought to possess nuclear weapons never to have signed the NPT ( others are India and Pakistan )." wkipedia
- Anonymous8 years ago
Israel is funded very well by the United States tax payers, billions and billions of funds are given to Israel every year not including loans.
- wichitaor1Lv 78 years ago
They built them.
Israel had a partnership with South Africa, uranium for technology. South Africa had nuclear weapons, but dismantled their arsenal in the mid-1990s.
- SeanLv 78 years ago
They're very smart, they probably designed and built them.
We owe Israel for most of the advanced medical research we benefit from.
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