Today's date:
Summer 1998

Israel and the Islamic Bomb

Shimon Peres, the Nobel laureate and former Prime Minister of Israel, is widely regarded as the architect of Israel's nuclear weapons program.

Tel Aviv - The nuclear-weapons capability recently acquired by Pakistan - which some have dubbed the "Islamic bomb" - is first and foremost a psychological bomb that will raise the morale of the Muslim and Arab world. But that makes it no less dangerous since psychological arrogance has the power to hinder the peace process, which depends on a sense of modesty and on the willingness to make concessions and reach compromises.

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