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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Once upon a time, Israel was going to nuke us

Once upon a time, Israel was going to nuke us. Our neighbor to the east, now a stalwart ally on regional security issues, once had a hastily-assembled plan to drop a nuclear weapon on a Sinai mountain range “as a warning to Egyptian and other Arab forces” on the eve of the 1967 war. “If the order came to detonate, the blinding flash and mushroom cloud would have been seen throughout the Sinai and Negev Deserts, and perhaps as far away as Cairo,” the New York Times reports, citing an interview with an Israeli general. The piece and many others mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war.

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