[Israel declared over the weekend that it is cutting off ties with
the BBC to protest a repeat broadcast on non-conventional weapons
said to be in Israel. . . .
The forum members were furious at the trailers to the program, which
showed pictures of the Dimona nuclear reactor and the biological
institute in Nes Tziona, with the narrator saying, "Which country in
the Middle East has not declared the nuclear and biological weapons
in its possession?"--Anat Balint, "Israel cuts off ties with BBC," Haaretz, June 29, 2003]
[It cites experts as saying Israel has "the world's sixth largest
nuclear arsenal with small tactical nuclear weapons ... as well as
medium-range nuclear missiles launchable from air, land or sea."
It also says Israel has undeclared biological and chemical
capabilities and used an unknown gas against Palestinians in Gaza in
February 2001 that sent 180 people to the hospital with severe
convulsions.--Steve Weizman, "Israeli Likens BBC Program to Nazi Press," Kansas
City Star, June 29, 2003]