Nuke Free Middle East?
By Micah Halpern
Sunday May 23, 2010
The United States and Egypt are working very hard to create a plan that will result in a nuclear free Middle East.
The idea is that Arab and Muslim countries will sign on to this plan because it will, ultimately, force the Israelis to give up their nuclear arsenal. The United States is convinced that their plan can go into action even without peace in the Middle East and Egypt has bought into that objective.
The truth is that it is all a pie dream and nothing more than a pipe dream.
Each of these countries began their own nuclear program not because of Israel, but because of Iran. Putting Israel into the mix is a serious mistake.
At this point I do not foresee any situation that will compel Israel to even entertain the idea of giving up on its own nuclear technology.