These cases are not aberrations. Duality of loyalty, or actually singularity, was built into Jewish nationalism, which is one reason that anti-Zionists repudiated Zionism; they said it would raise questions about their patriotism. If there is controversy over the question today, it is because these reports– and the push for war on Iran by American neoconservatives–make the question of whose national interest an important one.
The issue surfaced after a member suggested the co-op join Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, a movement that supports a global boycott of Israeli products. BDS supporters hope that economic pressure from a boycott will put an end to what they say are Israel’s human rights abuses against Palestinians.
The fourth dolphin-class submarine constructed by Germany will be delivered to the Israeli Navy in the near future, reports say.
According to an Israeli security official, the construction of the submarine is almost over and it will be transferred to Israel after undergoing deep sea tests.
Germany has already provided Israel with three Dolphin submarines, two of which were donated by Berlin and the third half-funded. Two more Dolphin-class submarines are expected to be delivered to Israel by 2013 as part of Tel Aviv plans to transform its navy into a deep-water navy.
The diesel-electric submarine built by Germany’s HDW shipyard, which is a division of ThyssenKrupp AG., is reportedly capable of carrying nuclear missiles.