The Rise Of Nuclear Weapons

1665 WordsOct 11, 20157 Pages
‘The Rise of Nuclear Weaponry in the Middle East’ Daisaku Ikeda, a spiritual leader in Japan once commented, ‘Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.’ The world has experienced the bombings of Japan, of Pearl Harbor and the conflict of the Cold War, but even with these conflicts present in our history, warning us of the effects of conflict and nuclear weaponry coexisting with humanity, these warnings have not carried through into society today. Currently in the Middle East, we are witnessing the elements of a modern day cold war starting to appear due to the conflict between Israel and Iran. As Israel and Iran have different religious ideologies, this has created tension and conflict to occur, but more recently, in relation to nuclear weaponry, their conflict has worsened into that, of a modern day cold war. Israel follows the religion of Judaism, and those who do not follow or believe in Judaism are ostracized within their society. As stated in the article titled, Religion in the Current Crisis, ‘The state of Israel officially discriminates in favour of Jews and against non-Jews in many domains of life…’ (Source 1). This source enhances that in fact, Israel, does make heavy-weighted decisions based on their religious background. Iran, on the other hand follows the religion, Islam, but more specifically the Muslamic and Shia sectors of
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