EJC President Moshe Kantor 311 (R).
(photo credit: Reuters)
European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor has, in a new book, blasted
hundreds of European companies for “cooperating with nuclear3 weapons-hungry
In the book, Manifesto on Secure Tolerance, Kantor compared
European firms trading with the Islamic Republic to “Nazi industrialists and
scientists” who “all but brought Hitler close to the nuclear bomb and
appropriate delivery vehicles by 1945.”
Kantor also heads the
International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe, which
periodically gathers top security experts to discuss proliferation concerns and
ways to boost global security.
In his book, he warned that Iran’s nuclear
program would eventually deal a death blow to the Non-Proliferation Treaty if
left unchecked and trigger a Middle Eastern nuclear arms race.
these countries are unstable and balancing on the brink of radicalization,”
“This dramatically lowers the threshold of nuclear weapons
use in regional or internal conflicts with a high probability of escalation to
the global level in the near future,” he added.
Kantor also examined the
threat of a crude atomic terrorist device detonated in a Western capital, which
he said would turn “the entire civilized world into a hostage of
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He called for the creation of a Euro-Atlantic bloc,
including the US, Europe, Russia, as well as China and India, to confront the
threat of proliferation.
During a meeting of the Luxembourg Forum in
Moscow earlier this month, former US Secretary of Defense William Perry endorsed
Israeli assessments that put Iran’s nuclear weapons program just months away
from crossing a point of no return.
Perry’s comments were later echoed by
senior American defense officials, including US Secretary of Defense Leon
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