- May 16, 2021
Instead of addressing the argument, you went on a non-sequitur that proves absolutely nothing. The US aid and abetment to Israel in stealing its nuclear materials and acquiring nuclear weapons happened AFTER Kennedy, like I have posted above.You're in luck. It turned out Haaretz in 2019 made an article based onUS-Israel standoff on Israel's nuclear weapons program during the Kennedy years...
How a Standoff With the U.S. Almost Blew Up Israel's Nuclear Program
Kennedy's ultimatum, Ben-Gurion's 'sick' reply and a 'fiasco' nuclear inspection: Newly declassified documents shed light on the diplomatic crisis that some feared may lead to a U.S. raid on Israel's Dimona plant
Throughout the spring and summer of 1963, the leaders of the United States and Israel – President John F. Kennedy and Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion and Levi Eshkol – were engaged in a high-stakes battle of wills over Israel’s nuclear program. The tensions were invisible to the publics of both countries, and only a few senior officials, on both sides of the ocean, were aware of the severity of the situation.
In Israel, those in the know saw the situation as a real crisis, as a former high-level science adviser, Prof. Yuval Ne’eman, told one of us (Avner Cohen) 25 years ago. Ne’eman recalled that Eshkol, Ben-Gurion’s successor, and his associates saw Kennedy as presenting Israel with a real ultimatum. There was even one senior Israeli official, Ne’eman told me, the former Israel Air Force commander Maj. Gen. (res.) Dan Tolkowsky, who seriously entertained the fear that Kennedy might send U.S. airborne troops to Dimona, the home of Israel’s nuclear complex.
What was at stake was the future of Israel’s nuclear program. Kennedy, with an exceptionally strong commitment to nuclear nonproliferation, was determined to do all he could to prevent Israel from producing nuclear weapons. Ben-Gurion (and later Eshkol) were equally determined to complete the Dimona project. For them, nuclear capability was an indispensable insurance policy against existential threats to Israel. The exchange between the American president and the two prime ministers illustrates both Kennedy’s tenacity and the Israeli leaders’ recalcitrance.
On June 26, 1963 Israel Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigned to prevent being served papers by JFK that would allow the U.S. inspection of the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona. This was a delaying tactic.
On July 1963 the new Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol was served the same papers by JFK (that caused the Ben-Gurion resignation) demanding that the U.S. be allowed to inspect the Israeli nuclear facility at Dimona. According to JFK, U.S. support for Israel would be “seriously jeopardized” if the U.S. could not get information on doings at the facility. This caused a crisis in Israel which wanted to replace him with a Zionist (LBJ) who would allow Israel to do whatever it wanted in terms of its nuclear program.
And in a remarkable coincidence 4 months later, President Kennedy was assassinated.
After his death, every single administration helped and aided Israel in its nuclear weapons program and military power. The US directly helped Israel to become a nuclear state.