'Israel's Nuclear Arsenal' Video Explores Espionage, Proliferation and Coercion - IRmep Copyright-Free

Jul 27, 2010, 11:36 ET from Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Streaming downloadable video and audio from the conference "Israel's Nuclear Arsenal: Espionage, Opacity and Future" is now available from PULSE Media and the Internet Archive:


High-definition video of this panel discussion was recorded at the International Spy Museum in downtown Washington, DC on July 7, 2010.  Three panelists and moderator Jeffrey Blankfort discuss key aspects of the development, deployment and impact of Israel's secret nuclear weapons stockpile.

Author and Council on Foreign Relations editor Sasha Polakow-Suransky documents yellow-cake uranium transfers from South Africa to Israel's nuclear weapons production facility and the proposed Shimon Peres sale of nuclear-tipped Jericho missiles to the apartheid regime.

University of Chicago Professor John J. Mearsheimer presents a framework for understanding why it was never in the U.S. interest to allow Israel to acquire nuclear weapons and how Israel's arsenal is now driving regional proliferation.

Jeffrey Blankfort, host of the Northern California public radio station KZYX international affairs program "Takes on the World," reviews evolving Obama administration attitudes about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference consensus for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.

IRmep director Grant F. Smith unveils explosive, newly-declassified government investigatory documents about Israeli nuclear espionage in America and how U.S. complicity in the policy of "ambiguity" undermines rule of law and governance in the United States.  He reviews the secret role of a Democratic Party fundraiser in coordinating American financing for the Israeli nuclear weapons program in contravention of the Kennedy administration's nonproliferation drive.

Blogger Philip Weiss of Mondoweiss calls Mearsheimer's arguments "brilliant" while pundit Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic calls it a "demand that Israel give up its nuclear arsenal."

Any broadcaster may now freely download, edit and rebroadcast derivatives of "Israel's Nuclear Arsenal" from 3.6 gigabyte production quality MPEG-4 video files available at the Internet Archive under the Creative Commons copyright waiver (CCO 1.0 Universal).  The 2 hour 12 minute video includes the question and answer session with journalists and other attendees.


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