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February 19, 2003
Foreign Minister Downer's failure to mention Israel, when asked of other
countries in the Middle East that possess weapons of mass destruction was
deliberate said the Head of the General Palestinian Delegation to
Australia, Mr Ali Kazak.
Downer's failure was convenient so that he would not have to explain
Australia's silence and tolerance of Israel's possession of weapons of mass
"How could Mr Downer fail to mention the country which has the largest
stockpile of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in the Middle East
and the sixth largest stockpile worldwide and poses an enormous danger to
the Middle East and the world at large?
"Mr Downer's cover-up on Israel reveals once again the bias and problem of
Australia's Middle East policy and the double standard it adopts when
dealing with Israel."
A recent US report, The Third Temple's Holy of Holiest: Israel's Nuclear
Weapons, issued by the Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama states
Israel's nuclear arsenal has grown from an estimated 13 nuclear bombs in
1967 to 400 nuclear and thermonuclear weapons.
Israel possesses missiles which are capable of reaching any city anywhere
in the world with the support of military satellites and its navy could
deploy nuclear weapons on its fleet of three German-built submarines.
"Israel refuses to accept international inspection of its weapons
facilities and refuses to be committed to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty (NNPT), despite repeated resolutions by the UN General Assembly and
the Security Council to place its nuclear facilities under the
International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards. All Arab countries have
signed the NNPT.
"Israel used chemical weapons such as napalm and phosphorous bombs in
its 1967 and 1982 wars and attempted to assassinate a Hamas leader in
Jordan with a biological weapon in 1977.
Israel threatened to use nuclear warheads against the Arab countries, put
its nuclear warheads on full alert in the 1973 war and Israeli officials
recently threatened to use weapons of mass destruction against Iraq.
"Underlining the real danger in the Middle East is Israel's Prime Minister
General Sharon's history of massacres and war crimes as well as the fact
that Israel's religious fanatics and extremists, who assassinated their own
Prime Minister Rabin, are found everywhere, including in the nuclear
weapons industry and its control rooms. Weapons of mass destruction are
already in the hands of very dangerous people.
"Israel has defied 87 Security Council resolutions relevant to the
Palestine question since 1948, 37 of which specifically relate to the 1967-
occupied Palestinian territories.
Mr Kazak said it was time Australia put an end to its double standards and
hypocrisy and employed the same set of principles to all countries
"International law and UN resolutions must be implemented on all. Israel
should not be allowed to continue to be above international law", concluded
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