Panel Discussion at Tel Aviv University: Israel and the CTBT
While the tools at our disposal have become more numerous and innovative, there is really no sustainable alternative to multilateralism based on trust through verification.
Long-term compliance with the non-proliferation regime depends on the institutionalization and internalization of the non-proliferation norm.
The #Israel chapter of the CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) organized an event at Tel Aviv University on Israel and the #CTBT to revitalize discussions about the value of the Treay’s verification regime and its entry into force. @Youth4CTBT @CTBTO_alerts @PGrenard pic.twitter.com/Ri970DWuAn— CTBTO Youth Group (CYG) (@Youth4CTBT) December 19, 2018
Having signed the Treaty on the second day of opening for signature in 1996, Israel's primary concerns regarding ratification of the CTBT were discussed in a lively debate between panel members and the audience. The CTBT was highlighted as one of the measures around which an effective international consensus can be built as a tried and tested instrument for non-proliferation, a catalyst for nuclear disarmament, and a strong confidence and security building measure.
Thanks @Youth4CTBT @TelAvivUni #Israel Atomic Energy Commission @INSSIsrael @HaifaUniversity @HebrewU for frank & open panel discussion on #CTBT relevance in global & regional context, feasibility & possible advantages of ratification @ZoeLevornik @ori_rabinowitz @pickadii pic.twitter.com/5STqKDiUdq— Patrick Grenard (@PGrenard) December 20, 2018