Israel planned to set the world on fire in 1967

“Yes, Israel’s nuclear bomb has already reached that limit. In fact, we have the bomb. So, don’t mess with us.”

…by Jonas E. Alexis


During the Six-Day War in 1967, long before virtually any Muslim country like Pakistan could acquire nuclear weapons, Israel was already planning “to detonate a nuclear weapon on top of a mountain on the Sinai Peninsula” if they realized that they would lose the Arab-Israeli war.

This was called “doomsday operation,” which essentially “was put in place to intimidate Arab countries like Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and Syria.”[1] The atomic device was never detonated because Israel won the war by a landslide. Itzhak Yaakov, the retired brigadier general at the time, said:

“Look, it was so natural. You’ve got an enemy, and he says he’s going to throw you to the sea. You believe him. How can you stop him? You scare him. If you’ve got something you can scare him with, you scare him.”[2]

Israel was completely silent about its nuclear weapons for years precisely because they wanted a nuclear-free Middle East—with Israel as the exception. Even in 2001, “Mr. Yaakov was arrested, at age 75, on charges that he had imperiled the country’s security by talking about the nuclear program to an Israeli reporter, Ronen Bergman, whose work was censored.”[3]

When U.S. officials finally learned about Israel’s nuclear weapons—more than one hundred of them—they were completely shocked because they had underestimated Israel. The officials admitted when they first saw some of those warheads,

“Our thought was ‘Holy shit!’ How could we have been so wrong? We always said, ‘So the Israelis gotten warheads? Okay. So what? Anybody can build those.’ All of a sudden we learned they’d become sophisticated. It blew everybody’s mind.’”[4]

Others in the Reagan administration were “paranoid.” One official declared, “It was kept away from the people at Z Division [a special group that provides the United States Intelligence Community with information about foreign nuclear programs].”[5]

Israel’s plan to detonate a nuclear bomb was also called the “Samson option.” Samson, as we recalled, died with his enemies in an act of suicide. And Israeli officials thought it was wise to bring this biblical character to life once more because they thought that Israel was facing enemies. And how did they justify the torture and brutalization that happened just seven months before the Six-Day War?

Well, Israel was trying to stop another Holocaust, the argument goes. Bret Stephens of the New York Times risibly declares,

“In June 1967, Arab leaders declared their intention to annihilate the Jewish state and the Jews decided they wouldn’t sit still for it. For the crime of self-preservation, Israel remains a nation unforgiven.”[6]

But that again is a categorical lie. As General Matituahu Peled, chief of logistical command during the war and one of 12 members of Israel’s General Staff, put it way back in 1972:

“The thesis according to which the danger of genocide hung over us in June 1967, and according to which Israel was fighting for her very physical survival, was nothing but a bluff which was born and bred after the war.”[7]

In a similar vein, Mordechai Bentov, a member of the wartime government and one of 37 people to sign Israel’s Declaration of Independence, said:

“This whole story about the threat of extermination was totally contrived, and then elaborated upon, a posteriori, to justify the annexation of new Arab territories.”[8]

Prime Minister Menachem Begin said: “In June 1967 we had a choice. The Egyptian army concentrations in the Sinai approaches did not prove that Nasser was really about to attack us. We must be honest with ourselves. We decided to attack him.”[9]

So, Bret Stephens and other Zionist puppets were trying to justify Israel’s torture and brutalization, despite the fact that Israel constantly bragged about how they can annihilate much of the world in a matter of minutes. As Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld put it more than a decade ago:

“We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force…. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.”[10]

[1] “Doomsday Operation: Israeli Plans to Detonate Nuke in 1967 War Revealed,” Sputnik News, May 6, 2017.

[2] William J. Broad and David E. Sanger, “‘Last Secret’ of 1967 War: Israel’s Doomsday Plan for Nuclear Display,” NY Times, June 3, 2017.

[3] Ibid.

[4] Seymour M. Hersh, The Samson Option: Israel’s Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (New York: Random, 1991), 291.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Quoted in Jeremy R. Hammond, “Who Started the Six Day War of June 1967?,” Foreign Policy Journal, June 5, 2017.

[7] Quoted in Mehdi Hasan, “A 50-Year Occupation: Israel’s Six-Day War Started With a Lie,” The Intercept, June 5, 2017.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Ibid.

[10] “The War Game,” Guardian, September 21, 2003.

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Jonas E. Alexis

Jonas E. Alexis graduated from Avon Park High School, studied mathematics and philosophy as an undergraduate at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and has a master's degree in education from Grand Canyon University.

Some of his main interests include the history of Christianity, U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book ,Christianity & Rabbinic Judaism: A History of Conflict Between Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism from the first Century to the Twenty-first Century.

He is currently teaching mathematics in South Korea. He plays soccer and basketball in his spare time. He is also a cyclist. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Zionism and the West.

Alexis welcomes comments, letters, and queries in order to advance, explain, and expound rational and logical discussion on issues such as the Israel/Palestine conflict, the history of Christianity, and the history of ideas.

In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, Alexis asks that all queries be appropriately respectful and maintain a level of civility. As the saying goes, “iron sharpens iron,” and the best way to sharpen one’s mind is through constructive criticism, good and bad.

However, Alexis has no patience with name-calling and ad hominem attack. He has deliberately ignored many queries and irrational individuals in the past for this specific reason—and he will continue to abide by this policy.

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  1. When the Liberty was attacked in June ’67, by unmarked aircraft, two bombers with an escort was sent on it’s way to Cairo to wipe it of the map with Nuclear bombs.
    US naval forces thought it was Egypt that was attacking the ship, and retaliated, but it was their so called allie, israel.
    They where recalled 3 min before being dropped.
    Also a new revelation, it was an American Sub that fired the torpedo that hit the Liberty, a stunning new development if true. Listen to the Phil Nelson interview with Fetzer..

  2. It is likely some on the Manhattan Project like Oppenheimer sold out secrets to Israel. Although Linus Pauling was asked to serve, he refused because he did not like Oppenheimer and thought he was going after his wife. Israel has also refused to sign the non proliferation treaty and refuses any international inspections although it hypocritically criticizes other countries such as Iran. Israel is a rogue nation and a perfect example of a country not to be trusted with nuclear weapons. Americans are the biggest fools on the planet for allowing this situation to develop.

  3. There you hsve it. If the world thinks Israhell is going down, the World better preempt the little fiefdom.

  4. “israel planned to set the world on fire in 1967″….is that supposed to lull us into believing that has changed?…no, only morphed into other means of achieving the same goals…. the world is on fire…just see the hotspots all over the world with israeli hands deeply embedded…. fuelling and re-fuelling continually, changing names doesnt change the facts on the ground …terrorism is how they advance, history proves it and yesterday is counted as history, how far back do you wanna go to prove it?….this is what the US military is in submission to and it is an absolute disgrace any nation allies with this “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy” as JFK called it before they killed him ….now this

    • Rothschilds monster child should have been drowned at birth…..and the world would have been in peace without it

  5. Bring it on you 6 million lying scum turds…….”hoax, hoax, hoax”…..the people of the world chant outside the embassies of Zion in every major city round the world…..(now there’s a thought)

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