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Israel denies that it possesses nuclear weapons, so little is known about its arsenal, but it is believed to be able to launch nuclear weapons from missiles, submarines, and airplanes. Israel may have conducted a nuclear test with South Africa in 1979 over the ocean between the southern part of Africa and the Antarctic.

In 2019, Israel spent an estimated $1 billion to build and maintain its nuclear weapons.

Israel did not participate in the negotiations of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and has not yet signed or ratified it.

Israel voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

In 2016, Israel voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

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