Israeli soldiers load atomic handgrenades onto a military vehicle as Israeli orthodox Jews show their support for the troops, along the Israeli Lebanese border Wednesday July 26, 2006.
ISRAELI MILITARY & WEAPONS
We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.'
Martin van Creveld, professor of military history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as quoted in The war game PDF September 21, 2003
Aug. 22, 2006 23:58 | Updated Aug. 23, 2006 13:52
Exclusive: Israel buys 2 German subs
By YAAKOV KATZ
The contract signing was said to have come after a long dispute over the price and financing of the submarines. According to the details obtained by the Post, Israel will purchase the two Dolphins, manufactured by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG, for $1.27 billion, a third of which will be financed by the German government.
The navy already has three Dolphin-class submarines. They are the most expensive weapon platforms in the IDF's arsenal. Germany donated the first two submarines after the first Gulf War and split the cost of the third with Israel. The three submarines currently in the navy's possession employ a diesel-electric propulsion system, which requires them to resurface frequently to recharge their batteries.
U.S. OKs sale of bunker busters to Israel
Move seen as warning to Iran on nuclear ambitions
Updated: 4:03 p.m. PT April 27, 2005
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has authorized the sale of as many as 100 large bunker-buster bombs to Israel. One expert said the move should serve as a warning to Iranians with nuclear ambitions.