As Stephen Gowans in his new book Israel: A Beachhead in the Middle East explains that the US/Anglo/Zionist Empire needs Israel, a largely European settler colony, to police the interests of capitalists to control the rich energy resources in this vital region. Thus, the directors of this Empire permitted them to acquire nuclear weapons as well as showering them with abundant conventional weapons in order to insure their control over the region. Notice the striking difference of attitudes expressed by these imperialists between Israel and Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.
In addition, the Israelis have also expressed the same racist attitudes that are similar to their US and Anglo capitalist partners-in-crime. Gowans writes:
Abroad, Israel's support for colonial movements has been second to none. The Jewish colonial settler state was an energetic supporter of white supremacist Rhodesia, as well as apartheid South Africa, a state also founded by a self-designated 'chosen people' of European origin, the Afrikaners, similarly imbued with a vision based in religious mythology of a divine right to occupy the land of a 'lesser people'.He goes on to provide documented details of this support.