Knesset votes against nuclear monitoring for Israel

The Knesset voted 73 to 8 Wednesday afternoon to reject MK Jamal Zahalka‘s proposal for international monitoring over Israel‘s alleged nuclear facility in Dimona.    Only MKs from Zahalka‘s Joint List voted for the bill.   Asked by Zahalka if Israel had a nuclear plant in Dimona, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Israel made sure there would be no nuclear weapons in Iraq and Syria and would ensure Iran would not get a nuclear capability.   Steinitz said that if Iran stops being militant, there will be Middle East peace but if Israel stops fighting for its existence, it will be destroyed.