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Nuclear Netanyahu


[The United Nations General Assembly First Committee, which deals with disarmament and international security issues, just called on Israel to get rid of all its nuclear weapons in a 152 to 5 vote.” Israel, unlike other countries in the Mideast, has refused to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Archbishop Desmond Tutu in his last published article called on the Biden administration to acknowledge Israel has nuclear weapons. Also see from Sam Husseini: “The Ostrich Caucus: Why won’t members of Congress just say it: Israel has nukes?” which notes that even the members of Congress most critical of Israel will not acknowledge Israel’s nuclear weapons arsenal.]

   Silverstein writes at Tikun Olam and just wrote the piece “Netanyahu Wins Sixth Term as Prime Minister: Extremist parties surge, ensuring far-right victory, as Palestinian Knesset representation falls precipitously.” 

    Silverstein writes: “Latest exit polls show resounding victory for Netanyahu’s far-right coalition: anywhere from 61 to 62 seats. He will form the most extremist government in Israeli history. This means that his most violent allies, Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir will demand ministerial posts. …

“A Netanyahu victory also will further erode Israel’s stature within American society. Anyone who previously viewed it as a liberal democratic state will no longer be able to hold such an illusion.”