Mark Levin, the Fox News host, said Israel may consider going nuclear during an interview on the cable channel saying that Israel could go nuclear if it finds itself on the losing end of a multi-front war with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran.
The Jewish conservative asked his colleagues what Israel should do since it would be unable to win a conventional war against these militaries. He repeated Ben Shapiro’s comment that Hezbollah has 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel. Shapiro, who is also Jewish, has been on a war footing calling for Israel to smash Hamas at nearly all costs.
Levin imagined a scenario where Israel faced defeat: “What are they going to do?”
“I think I know what they’d do. I know what we [the U.S.] would do, we would destroy the enemy, because otherwise we’re exterminated. That’s all I have to say.”
Levin, who was heated during the interview, said, “If Israel is going to face annihilation, you think they have those nukes in there to collect dust?”
TRENDPOST: West Point’s Modern War Institute wrote that Israel, which has never publicly acknowledged having nuclear weapons, is also ambiguous on how/when it would deploy them.
There has been new talk about Israel using the so-called “Samson Option.”
Haaretz called the “Samson Option” the idea that Israel “can deter its enemies because of the threat that it would use alleged atomic weapons if it viewed itself as facing certain, imminent destruction – is unquestionably necessary for Israel’s security.”
Thus, Israel can destroy the world with it.
But Iran is not allowed a nuclear weapon. It can only be a target.
Last year, the UN General Assembly voted last week on a resolution—introduced by Egypt—demanding that Israel destroy its nuclear weapons arsenal, even though Tel Aviv never officially confirmed that it has the weapons.
The resolution was opposed by the U.S., Micronesia, Canada, and Palau, but sponsored by nations that signed on to the Abraham Accords, including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Jordan, and Bahrain.
The resolution called on Israel to accede to the Treaty without further delay and, in the meantime, not to “develop, produce, test, or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafe guarded nuclear facilities under the full scope of Agency safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step toward enhancing peace and security.”
Readers of this publication know that Israel does not have to play by the same rules as other countries in the region because of U.S. support. The resolution noted that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has not signed on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The countries that opposed the measure, led by the U.S., said they are concerned about the “risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.”
The UNGA voted 152-5 (24 abstentions) to call on Israel to get rid of its nuclear weapons. Germany, France, and the U.K. abstained from voting. BRICs like Russia, South Africa, Brazil, and China, all voted in favor of the resolution. So did Ukraine, which sparked some online backlash after Israelis took to social media noting how Kyiv has demanded aid from Israel “while at the same time voting against it at the UN.”