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Germany secretly funded Israel's clandestine nuclear arms program, according to reports in the German media, which contradicting denies made earlier this month by Israel's former President Shimon Peres.
A report in German daily Die Welt claims an agreement was made during a meeting in New York in 1960 between Germany's then-Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Israel's then-prime minister David Ben-Gurion.
Germany agreed to loan Israel $500m (£330m), officially to help develop the Negev desert but actually to help produce nuclear weapons.
The deal, called "Aktion Geschäftsfreund" ("Operation Business Associate") was not authorised by the governments of either Israel or Germany, according to the report.
originally posted by: ANNED
Israel had to do little to none of the secret research needed to build nuclear weapons.
They were given the complete plans to build the weapons by the US and UK.
All they had to do is build a reactor and enrichment plant and the reactor was paid for as a power and research reactor.
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
The west desire to have a strategic nuclear position in the middle east has unwittingly put the power of armageddon into the hands of the extremists that believe in it.
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