Middle East Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone

Take Action Against Nukes in Middle East! Sign Petition to UN Demanding Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East

"In the name of peace we demand the convening of the postponed Helsinki Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East." The Haifa International Conference for a Middle East Free of Mass Destruction asks you to join our demand for action from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the UN General Assembly.  We wish to avoid the threat of a new and catastrophic war in the Middle East. The NPT Review Conference in 2010 agreed unanimo

January 20, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Declaration by the Haifa Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

Declaration by the Haifa Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

| Monday, 13 January, 2014 | Frightened by the immediate threat of another catastrophic war in the Middle East, with its resources that underlie the economies of major global powers, and the derailed Helsinki conference that would have created a process for precluding such a war, an historic Conference was initiated by Israeli citizens under the slogan, "If Israel won't come to Helsinki, Helsinki will come to Israel." A coalition of current and former Israeli parliamentarians and local and in

January 15, 2014 No Comments Full Story

“WE MUST SEIZE THE MOMENT HISTORY IS PROVIDING US” by Alfred Marder to the Int’l Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

The following remarks were presented by Alfred Marder to the International Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East, held in Haifa, Israel on Dec. 5-6, 2013. Mr. Marder is Honorary President of the International Association of Peace Messenger Cities, and the President of the US Peace Council. Honorable Mayor Yahav, Mr. Chairman, Dr. Timm, Distinguished Guests, Brothers and Sisters, It is a great honor and privilege for me to participate in t

December 30, 2013 No Comments Full Story

“NUCLEAR INVOLVEMENT UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW—HUMANITARIAN IMPLICATIONS OF THE USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS” by Henry Lowendorf to the Int’l Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

The following remarks were presented by Henry Lowendorf to the International Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East, held in Haifa, Israel on Dec. 5-6, 2013. Dr. Lowendorf is a member of the Executive Committee of the US Peace Council. Thank you to Issam Makhoul and the organizing committee for the warm reception in Haifa, the opportunity to participate, and most of all for unfolding this important, indeed historical, conference at such a c

December 30, 2013 No Comments Full Story

“NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND OIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST” by Prof Colman Altman to the Int’l Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East

The following remarks were presented by Colman Altman to the International Conference for a Nuclear Weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone in the Middle East, held in Haifa, Israel on December 5-6, 2013. Dr. Altman is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. It would seem that we cannot lose in our struggle to free the Middle East (or at least part of it) from weapons of mass destruction. We have powerful allies in this struggle—U

December 30, 2013 No Comments Full Story

A Call for An International Conference In Israel: “For A Nuclear Weapons And Weapons Of Mass Destruction Free Zone In The Middle East.” December 5-6, 2013

The question of nuclear policy and the need to discuss it openly has become a cardinal issue, also in Israel. Paradoxically, the focus of the government of Israel and its various apparatuses on the Iranian nuclear policy has raised the issue of nuclear policy in the Middle East as a whole, including that of Israel itself. The international community has recognized that the nuclear issue, as well as the issue of weapons of mass destruction generally, is not an internal affair of any state but ha

October 10, 2013 No Comments Full Story

“The Middle East without Weapons of Mass Destruction” International Conference Declares Postponement of UN Conference a “Serious Threat to Peace in the Middle East”

The Finnish Peace Committee -- a member of the World Peace Council -- jointly with other Finnish peace groups organized and hosted a civil society conference in support of the UN conference on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction. The organizers had intended that the two conferences be held simultaneously in Helsinki in December, however the United States and Israel derailed the UN conference at the eleventh hour. The civil

December 27, 2012 No Comments Full Story

UN Votes to Establish Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament

John Burroughs, Executive Director of Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP), reports on United Nations developments toward nuclear disarmament. Open-Ended Working Group It has been a most interesting fall at the United Nations, with definite signs of movement on breaking the nuclear logjam. For the past several years, UN member states have debated how to overcome the long-running stalemate in the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament, which is stymied by a rigid rule of unanimity. (S

December 27, 2012 No Comments Full Story

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