Israel Stole Uranium from U.S. Stockpiles In 1950s and 1960s
By The Staff of AFP
Recently declassified documents analyzed by the Institute for Research on Middle Eastern Policy reveal a surprising fact. The Israeli government used American Jews and its own intelligence agents to infiltrate American uranium stockpiles in the 1950s and 1960s and steal 269 kilograms of weapons-grade material. That led to the creation of the Zionist state’s first nuclear bomb.
According to hundreds of documents from the FBI, CIA and other agencies recently declassified under the Freedom of Information Act, the United States contracted oversight of its nuclear materials stockpile to Zalman Shapiro, president of Numec Inc., an Apollo, Pa.-based company that U.S. intelligence suspected had ties to the newly formed Zionist government in Palestine. Over the next 11 years, 269 kilograms of enriched uranium were stolen from the plant in an operation guided by four known Mossad Israeli intelligence agents: Rafael Eitan, Avraham Ben-Dor, Ephraim Biegun and Avraham Hermoni.
Eitan went on to become the Mossad director who commandeered intelligence operations that kidnapped Adolf Eichmann from his home in Argentina in the 1960s. Eitan also headed the Lekem, which is a Jewish intelligence bureau in charge of stealing nuclear secrets from the United States and other nations. Ben-Dor was long considered Eitan’s right-hand man, but was forced out of his position in Shin Bet in 1986 for the torture and murder of two Palestinian men in his custody. Hermoni went on to direct “Rafael,” which was the program that developed the Zionist nuclear bomb.
Despite warnings of potential sabotage and evidence of nuclear plants being infiltrated, Congress and members of the Energy Department refused to revoke Numec’s contract or view the firm as a security risk.
When CIA agents picked up radioactive material from the Numec facility outside the Zionist nuclear plant in Dimona, Israel, further warnings were sent that Israelis, with the help of sympathetic Zionist-Americans in the United States, were stealing nuclear material and using it to manufacture weapons.
The U.S. government consistently suppressed or ignored this information.
In 2001, the U.S. Department of Energy confirmed that 269 kilograms of nuclear material were stolen from the Numec facility.