Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in Israel

Chatham House, London

International Security Department

Participants

Sharon Dolev, Founder and Director, Israeli Disarmament Movement

Overview

While Israel is believed to possess nuclear weapons, a policy of nuclear ambiguity and the existing taboo pertaining to nuclear issues has kept the Israeli national discourse behind closed doors, accessible only to a few experts. Peace, human rights, and environmental organizations are not only excluded but have voluntarily removed themselves from discussions regarding Israel’s nuclear weapons programme, and not much has been said about the danger nuclear weapons pose to its citizens and to the region in general.

At this event, Sharon Dolev will address attitudes about nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament in Israel, focusing on the role of civil society and how it engages with issues regarding the Israeli nuclear weapons programme. She will also address Israeli perspectives on the Iran nuclear deal and suggest a way forward for a nuclear weapons free zone in the Middle East. 

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.