Israeli Nuclear weapons: the characters who enabled it

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In 1955, along with two other investors, David Lowenthal bought the dormant Apollo Steel Co. plant in Apollo, Armstrong County, and restarted its steel production.

Two years later, he sold company stock to help finance the creation of Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp.

David Lowenthal also served in the Haganah militia during the 1948 Israeli-Arab war, and later served with Israeli military intelligence and Mossad from 1963 to 1968. [1]

The two other investors were Ivan Novick and Morton Chatkin. The former would go on to serve as national president of the Zionist Organization of America, in which Chatkin would also hold a leadership role. [2]

Glenn T. Seaborg

Glenn T. Seaborg advised ten US presidents —from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton—on nuclear policy and was Chairman of the United States Atomic Energy Commission from 1961 to 1971, where he pushed for commercial nuclear energy and the peaceful applications of nuclear…

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