Israel Projects Its Own Nuclear Behavior on to Iran

Negev Nuclear Research Center in Israel

Negev Nuclear Research Center in Israel

In a story that seems to have gone unremarked upon by other journalist, on March 31 at Inter Press Service, Gareth Porter reported:

The Barack Obama administration appears to have rejected a deal-breaking demand by Israel for an Iranian confession to having had a covert nuclear weapons programme as a condition for completing the comprehensive nuclear agreement.

In fact, though, the Obama administration had “seemed to suggest that some kind of Iranian admission to past nuclear weapons work is a condition for a final agreement.” But, its “rhetoric on resolving IAEA claims of a nuclear weapons programme appears to be less about forcing Iran to confess than responding to pressures from Israel and its supporters in the United States.” 

In a provocative December 2013 blog for the Washington Post titled Why is the U.S. okay with Israel having nuclear weapons but not Iran?, Max Fischer had written:

Is there something hypocritical about the world tolerating Israel’s nuclear arsenal, which the country does not officially acknowledge but has been publicly known for decades, and yet punishing Iran with severe economic sanctions just for its suspected steps toward a weapons program?

In fact

When U.S. intelligence did finally discover Israel’s nuclear facility, in 1960, Israeli leaders insisted that it was for peaceful purposes and that they were not interested in acquiring a nuclear weapon. Quite simply, they were lying, and for years resisted and stalled U.S.-backed nuclear inspectors sent to the facility.

Thus (parentheses surrounding the following sentence removed):

This may help shed some light on why the United States and Israel are both so skeptical of Iran’s own reactor, potentially capable of yielding plutonium, under construction at Arak.

Thus doth Israel project its own sins onto Iran. As they say in support groups, you’re only as sick as your secrets. To play armchair psychoanalyst, it’s as if by forcing Iran to admit that it tried to develop nuclear weapons, Israel will absolve itself of its nuclear lies. The fly in the ointment, of course, is that Israel has a nuclear-weapons program and Iran none.

  • Procivic

    The nuclear facilities of no country have been scrutinized to the degree that Iran’s have, yet nothing suggesting a weapons program has been found. Israel, on the other hand, has been lying for over 50 years about its arsenal of weapons and, unlike Iran’s program, it took a whistleblower to darw attention to Israeli deception and he was kidnapped abroad and jailed for 18 years without a whimper out of Washington.

  • Parvin

    Oh Israel can lie as much as they want, they are the god chosen people and have a strong backing from US and EU as their puppets so they can have nuclear weapons which they do have and that is no problem. If Jews did not have so much money they could not buy the US/EU/UK politicians and the world would be a different place. Poor Iranian people have been exposed to so much “crippling” sanctions because the western politicians need money from such criminals as Adeson and Heim Saban and like.

    • parvincorrected

      Jews have too much money? That’s how the Nazis used to talk. Is something seriously wrong with you?

  • Parvin

    You don’t think they have lots of money? Then who are Adelson, members of AIPAC, all Jewish organizations, Heim Saban and other multi-billionaires who have bought and paid for the US administrations and the legislatures? US is practically run by these people and organizations and what else beside money can buy so much power? Why do you bring the NAZI’s? It is a fact that Jews have a lot of money. If Palestinians could spend as much money on US legislature and government they could also have their rights protected. Why do you think that US is Israel attorney in these years and years of so called peace talks? Attorneys are very expensive especially if they are in Washington.

    • parvincorrected

      Actually Jews have a lot less money than the Arabs. But that isn’t the point. The only people who have ever talked about Jews having money and controlling the world are Jew haters like the Nazis and yourself.