In his 1997 book, "Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies," Israel Shahak said that, helped by the Israeli Lobby (and Christian Zionists), "Israel (is) clearly prepar(ing) itself to seek overtly a hegemony over the entire Middle East (with no) hesitati(on) to use for the purpose all means available, including nuclear ones."
According to Hebrew University's Professor of Military History Martin Van Creveld, "We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you (it) will happen before Israel goes under."
Israel hypocritically maintains double standard duplicity. It wants other regional states denied what it reserves the right to have and use preemptively.
In 1948, David Ben-Gurion began Israeli efforts to develop nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons technology.
Ernst David Bergmann, became the father of Israel's bomb. He ran the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission.(IAEC).
In his farewell address, Ben-Gurion told the Israeli Armaments Development Authority (RAFAEL):
"I am confident, based not only on what I heard today, that our science can provide us with the weapons that are needed to deter our enemies from waging war against us."
He and Shimon Peres became Israel's leading figures for nuclear and CBW programs. They wanted technology developed to use these and other weapons preemptively against perceived or manufactured threats.
Since 1973, Israel had none. Its belligerence belies it. It roguishly acts as a regional menace. With a powerful nuclear arsenal and sophisticated delivery systems, its threat extends globally.