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Interview with Yitzhak Rabin, 1987

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Title:
Interview with Yitzhak Rabin, 1987
Description:
Yitzhak Rabin was the Israeli Minister of Defense from 1984-1990, and later Prime Minister. In the interview he discusses Israel's nuclear policy. He explains that Israel's policy is that it will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons to the region, but that it must defend itself from the surrounding Arab countries, and will take action to prevent those countries from gaining a nuclear capability. He declares Israel's desire to make the Middle East a nuclear-free zone. He also explains that Israel will not sign the non-proliferation treaty because the Arab states refuse to enter into a commitment that includes Israel. Instead, he indicates a preference for an agreement among the Middle Eastern nations.
Interviewee:
Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
Date:
January 25, 1987
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Subjects:
Nuclear weapons
Nuclear-weapon-free zones
Nuclear nonproliferation
Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968)
Places:
Israel
Syria
Iraq
Egypt
Extent:
00:09:20:20
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_8B03FE2A373F40DC84C48389ECC601CB