November 17, 2023
From In Defense Of Communism

In a statement issued in response to the call to drop a nuclear bomb
on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the head of the Democratic
Front for Peace and Equality, and former Knesset Member Issam Makhoul
called on the international community and relevant international
organizations to remove the threat of Israeli nuclear weapons from the
Palestinian people and the peoples in the region, and oblige Israel to
join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)! 

“The call of the fascist minister in the government of Benjamin
Netanyahu, Amichai Eliyahu, to drop a nuclear bomb on the Gaza Strip, in
the light of the war of extermination and transfer waged by Israel, is a
call that fits integrally with the genocidal rhetoric launched by the
Israeli government and its security establishment towards the
Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian occupied

The massacres and crimes against humanity committed against the
Palestinian people in Gaza are not secondary consequences of the war,
but the war itself. The call to drop a nuclear bomb on Gaza is only part
of the bloody racist and vengeful mood prevailing in Israel. The call
to commit a nuclear crime against a defenseless people, issued by a
minister in the government of an aggressive nuclear state that has been
accumulating a huge nuclear arsenal for decades, must urgently be a
source of real concern for the entire civilized world,” Makhoul said.

Launching an international campaign to demand the opening of the
Israeli nuclear arsenal to international inspection control and
demanding that Israel must join the NPT, should be pushed firmly to the
forefront of the global anti-nuclear agenda, of the IAEA, the countries
in the Middle East, international organizations and non-governmental
popular forces opposed to nuclear weapons. It is now urgent to push
forward the idea of a regional and global initiative to create a
Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the Middle East, including the dismantling
of Israeli nuclear weapons stocks”.

Former MK Issam Makhoul quoted his warning in the Knesset since February 2nd,2000, regarding the dangers of Israel’s nuclear policy as follows:   

“Today, the so called the policy of ambiguity applies only to the
citizens of Israel. They are unable to function as Democratic critics of
their government because the latter conceals from them the truth about
an issue on which their lives depend. We have no information about the
people who have their fingers on the nuclear button, what is their chain
of command, or what is our defense if a nuclear Barukh Goldstine (the
perpetrator of the massacre at the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in February
1994) should infiltrate the system and equipped with a religious
sanction from some settler rabbi, launches a nuclear Armageddon”.  

Makhoul concluded his statement saying: “Now it has become clearer
than ever, that under the fascist government in Israel no body in our
world can continue turning a blind eye to what happens around the
nuclear buttons in Israel. This danger is not and cannot be an internal
Israeli issue per se. It is a global responsibility.