The State of Israel is a completely unique country in terms of its own nuclear status. For all official statements of its authorities and for the tacit "agreement" of the leading world powers, the nuclear weapons IDF does not have. Nevertheless, the whole world is well aware that the Israeli army has not only a certain number of usable warheads, but also a full-fledged nuclear triad capable of delivering strikes against the enemy from land, sea and air. How could this happen?
The answer to this question lies primarily in understanding the fact that Israel was almost initially considered by the countries of the West as its own outpost in the Middle East. And its main purpose in this context was to oppose the expansion of influence in this region of the Soviet Union (although it was the USSR that at one time actually opened the way for the creation of Israel), including the strengthening of our country’s military-strategic positions in it. In turn, the states of the Arab world neighboring Israel did not hide their intentions to destroy the newly created education, but emphasized it in every way, calling it a “mistake” that should be “corrected” by “erasing from the geographical map”.
In a series of armed conflicts that did not stop for a long time between Tel Aviv and the Arab countries, the West and the USSR each went their own way. Our country armed its Middle Eastern allies and, if necessary, personally intervened in the hostilities that they waged against the IDF. NATO-supported countries along with the supply of conventional weapons chose to put a nuclear sword in their hands as an extreme argument for intimidation. Without a doubt, in France they perfectly understood for what purpose Tel Aviv needed a nuclear reactor built by their specialists in the desert near the city of Dimona.
The oaths are that the nuclear facility is exclusively peaceful in nature, which supposedly the Israeli Prime Minister Ben-Gurion personally brought to Charles de Gaulle, most likely, of pure fiction. There is reason to believe that Paris not only helped the Israeli side to create a reactor for producing weapons-grade plutonium and supplied the necessary materials, but also participated in the testing of Israeli nuclear weapons.
And what about the USA?
Even weirder история happened to the Americans. The Israelis first lied to their eyes about the fact that either a weaving mill or a metallurgical plant was being built near Dimona. When the deception was no longer possible to hide, the reactor was again declared the object of "peaceful nuclear energy". At the same time, it is true that the then US President John F. Kennedy, who intended to conduct an inspection at this nuclear power plant according to all the rules, was killed in Dallas. Among the many versions of his death, those that suggest the participation of Mossad (together with the CIA) do not at all look the most ridiculous ...
Other heads of the White House no longer tried to arrange any checks. It was not so much a matter of concern for their lives, but that Washington’s recognition that Israel was secretly and illegally implementing a military nuclear program would automatically cut off the state from the impressive financial assistance of the United States, according to the Foreign Aid Act of 1961, directly prohibiting it in such cases. In the United States, a long time ago the mass of official documents was declassified, fully confirming that the Americans are well aware of Israel’s nuclear weapons, but it is completely disadvantageous to recognize them.
Ultimately, the Israeli authorities take a convenient position: the country has not signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, as well as the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, as well as international agreements on the control of nuclear exports. Being a member of the IAEA, it is a state that stubbornly does not want to recognize its nuclear status despite a lot of documentary evidence, and thus formally does not bear any obligations imposed on all countries officially included in the "atomic club". At the same time, the leadership of the country and the IDF periodically make more than transparent hints that, in extreme cases, these "nonexistent" weapons can be "rained down on the heads of Israel’s enemies."
Here, perhaps, Golda Meir’s words can be considered a reference: “We don’t have nuclear weapons, but we will use them if necessary ...” Today, it is beneficial for Israel to possess this weapon of mass destruction without official presence of the appropriate status, that is, to have the ability to intimidate potential opponents, without any responsibility to the world community. The adoption of such "rules", of course, is one of the most striking manifestations of the Western policy of "double standards." Provided that it continues to continue, such an abnormal situation can hardly be corrected.