The book reveals details of birth of its nuclear project Dimona in late 50
The text goes through main stages in life of Israel that are linked with Peres directly or indirectly, public or secret,
Die Simon Peres, last leader 'history' of Israel
"Dimona allowed me to fulfill oath which I made to my grandfar: to ensure our existence as a people," says shimon Peres in his biography posthumously which collects his long career as a politician and statesman of Israel. The former minister of Defence, head of Government and president refers to nuclear project that embodied in central of sourn city of Dimona and his grandfar Zvi murdered by nazis in Vishnev.
Published by HarperCollins and written in English, 'No Room for Small Dreams' is published a few days before first anniversary of death of one of most important leaders in history of Israel and perhaps one of brightest minds and assets, which has given jewish people in last 100 years. The book was finished a month before a massive spill will tumbara at age 93 in a hospital in Tel Aviv.
Even his opponents on israeli right -multiplied after Oslo Accords with palestinians in 1993 - acknowledged that few have contributed so vitally to security of Israel, as this labour, which in recent years was dreaming with peace. And, as he told THE WORLD at one time, "for a future marked by optimism, science and innovation".
beyond supplying arms in dramatic beginnings in wars against armies of arabs, to create aviation industry and lay foundation for technological boom in Israel, Peres will always be associated to Dimona. According to advance, published in newspaper 'Yediot Ajaronot', I was convinced that what is inside of that mysterious and protected installation -especially what enemies think that re are - allowed Israel to ensure its existence in region as well as to sign peace with first arab country (Egypt).
Although Peres does not break traditional ambiguity on nuclear might of israel (not confirms nor denies) that he, himself, introduced accidentally in a meeting with u.s. president, John F. Kennedy, her biography reveals details of birth of Dimona in late 50. As strong internal opposition to vision of prime minister, David Ben Gurion, after attack on arab nothing more proclaimed independence of Israel in 48, and commissioned to n young director of Ministry of Defense, and Peres.Cover of biography posthumous Peres.
"Golda Meir said that project will harm our relations with united States while head of Mosad, Isser Harel, said fear of a response of soviet union. Ors predicted a ground attack," recalls Peres on a very ambitious and expensive for country almost in diapers. "The head of Commission for Foreign affairs and Defence of Parliament said that it was so expensive that we would stay without bread and rice,", it adds "far" of main weapon of deterrence with israel.
With support of Ben Gurion, Peres raised Dimona underpinning of its two great pillars: funding (which was achieved in part thanks to foreign donors), and scientific knowledge in France was key. Peres convened a small group of young scientists who traveled to France to learn material in record time. He himself became expert revealing that he spent "days and nights" studying nuclear Engineering.
In 1960, a plane from USSR flew over desert Négev for shooting of plant under construction. The Mosad discovered him and connected him with surprise visit of minister soviet of Foreign affairs to Washington to deal with this issue.
Peres reassured Ben Gurion noting that russians had no information from Dimona, and that if I traveled to USA to reveal secret, "will be destroyed, ending our relations with France".
Finally, who traveled to White House but three years later it was Peres to make a purchase of missiles against aircraft. Kennedy had an unexpected interest in meeting with him, but as he was not first minister, protocol prevented m from doing so. So I forced a casual encounter that led to an informal meeting in Oval Office. Kennedy invited him to sit on couch and after asking for reason of his visit he let go of pump: "I Want to talk with you about your nuclear facility. ( ... ) What I can tell? What are your intentions in regard to nuclear weapons, Mr. Peres?".
"I did not expect to meet with president and, of course, was not prepared to this question. In those circumstances, I tried to calm her fears and I told him: Mister President, I can say with total clarity that we will not be first to introduce nuclear weapons into region. My answer impromptu became israeli position in long term," he says.
Thus was born defined "nuclear ambiguity" that Israel did everything possible to not confirm or deny rumors. "Believing that Israel had strength of destruirles thanks to Dimona, our enemies abandoned one after anor, his ambition to destroy us. Doubt was a powerful deterrent effect for those who wanted a second Holocaust".
Ayelet Frish, head of press for 12 years, and is now director of strategy of Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, reveals that he never wanted to write his memoirs. "When I asked why, I replied that I simply could not bear to write about himself, and preferred m to ors," says Frish on a work that will be translated into several languages. A tour of main stages in life of Israel that are linked with Peres directly or indirectly, public or secret.