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Published by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Atomic Energy Commission (Office of the Prime Minister) in Jerusalem .
Written in English



  • Middle East.,
  • Israel.


  • Nuclear arms control -- Middle East.,
  • Osirak Nuclear Reactor Bombing, Iraq, 1981.,
  • National security -- Israel.,
  • Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1973-1993.,
  • Arab-Israeli conflict.

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsIsrael. Miśrad ha-ḥuts., Israel. Ṿaʻadah le-energyah aṭomit.
LC ClassificationsJX1974.7 .I73 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3061430M
LC Control Number82157356

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