One regime runs a theologically-based right-wing-coalition apartheid state with a secret nuclear weapons program. The other one is Iran.
As this week’s nuclear weapons summit in Washington shows, Israel’s nuclear weapons program has become a serious liability for leveraging Iran and North Korea to stop their nuclear ambitions. Now, to say that Israel and Iran are equivalent in all ways is unfair, but not as unfair as we might like to think. In the realm of nuclear weapons, both have clandestine nuclear weapons programs that have avoided rigorous inspection. If the United States wants the world to get serious about Iran’s nukes, we will have to get serious about Israel’s as well.
That means pressuring Israel to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty, as Egypt has done for years.
Otherwise, the message to the world is: Countries that we like are allowed to have secret nukes; Countries we don’t like will get sanctioned and embargoed for doing the same.