A detailed account of the way Israel dealt with the Iraqi nuclear buildup between its launch in 1974 and the destruction of the Tamuz I reactor on 7 June 1981. This updated account includes formerly classified information and photographs taken during the mission and from US spy satellites.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Call to Arms and the Nuclear Race: Ben Gurion's Dilemma 1. The Lion and the Lambs: The Birth of Israel's Nuclear Debate 2. Nasser's Nightmare, Sadat's Solution 3. The Quest for the Muslim Bomb: Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan 4. A Bomb in the Basement: Dayan's Formula 5. Saddam Hussein and Project Tammuz Part 2: The Decision is Made: The Writing on the Wall - Sabotage in France 6. The Writing on the Wall: Tearing the Thread 7. Final Warning: The Iranian Attack 8. The Trio Decide Part 3: The Preparations for Operation Babylon: Operation Babylon - Options 9. Operation Babylon: A Second Entebbe? 10. Operation Babylon: Reconnaissance 11. Operation Babylon: The Eagle and the Fighting Falcon 12. Operation Babylon: The Approach Route 13. Operation Babylon: A Choice of Weapons 14. Operation Babylon: Countdown 15. Operation Babylon: Two Minutes over Osirak Part 4: Judgement: The Jerusalem Statement 16. The Baghdad Statement 17. Dropping Bombs and Clangers: Israel after the Raid 18. The Propaganda War: Hussein Hits Back 19. A Delicate Balancing Act: The American Reaction 20. Israel's Verdict 21. The French Disconnection 22. The Arab World: Bridging the Nuclear Gap