Today at the United Nations, Mr. Netanjahu once again called for the total dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program. But what he never mentions, and what very few news outlets in the U.S. ever talk about, is that Israel has had a nuclear monopoly in the Middle East for decades now, and that it has repeatedly protected that monopoly with force: bombing the Osirak nuclear facility in Iraq in 1981 and the Deir ez-Zor nuclear facility in Syria in 2007 ... and more recently, carrying out targeted killings of leading Iranian atomic scientists.
And today at the UN, Mr. Netanjahu has once again threatened to attack nuclear facilities in Iran ... and to do it alone if he has to.
With the climate at the UN shifting ... the time is now ripe to put an end to this incredible double standard. Nations might finally begin to talk openly about Israel’s nuclear monopoly and how it is the root cause of so much of the distrust and carnage that we’ve all regrettably come to accept as normal in the Middle East.
This is the perfect moment to hold, not only Iran’s, but Israel’s feet to the nuclear fire.
Over the next few days, CNN, BBC, FOX, Al Jazeera, The New York Times and every major news outlet that interviews Mr. Netanyahu should put these questions to him:
Mr. Netanjahu, are you ready to declare the truth about your nuclear program? Are you prepared to tell the world what is happening at your Dimona nuclear facility? Mr Netanjahu, will you also be joining the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) and participate in the creation of a nuclear-free Middle East?
Now spread this meme far and wide: We want a #NuclearFreeMiddleEast!