- Israel Had Plutonium Core Ready to Turn into Nuke in ’67 War, US Journal Reveals
by JUDAH ARI GROSS, https://www.timesofisrael.com/
Former Israeli atomic official Elie Geisler describes guarding the device, which he says was hidden in a former British police station in central Israel
In the lead-up to the 1967 Six Day War, Israel hid a plutonium core in an old British-built police station outside the town of Gedera, with plans to turn it into a functioning nuclear bomb if necessary, according to testimony from a former Israeli official who guarded the site, which was published Wednesday.
The article was published as part of a new series on the nuclear aspect of the Six Day War in the Nonproliferation Review, a journal run by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies that describes itself as focusing on the “causes and consequences of the spread of weapons of mass destruction.”