The Last Nuclear Moment – The New York Times

Avner Cohen Op-Ed article on legacy of Golda Meir, who turned Israel away from dangerous consideration of using nuclear weapons as ‘last resort’ in early, desperate days of Yom Kippur war 30 years ago and instead flew secretly to Washington to enlist American aid that turned tide; says her prudence not only avoided nuclear catastrophe, it demonstrated to world that Israel was responsible and trusted nuclear custodian and contributed significantly to creation of nuclear taboo (M)

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