… which happens to be the same Israel that claimed Saddam Hussein had nuclear weapons …
… and that the USS Liberty was under attack by Egypt:
– Dead In The Water – The Sinking Of The USS Liberty (Full BBC Documentary):
The press release for the 2002 BBC documentary film Dead in the Water suggests the attack was a “daring ploy by Israel to fake an Egyptian attack” to give America a reason to enter the war against Egypt. Convinced that the attack was real, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched nuclear-armed planes targeted against Cairo from a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. The planes were recalled only just in time, when it was clear the Liberty had not sunk and that Israel had carried out the attack.(Source)
– Report: Israel provided West evidence of Syrian chemical use (YNet, Aug 26, 2013):
The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported that Israel gave Washington and European countries information that included documents and pictures proving that chemical weapons were launched from a Syrian army post in the vicinity of Damascus. According to the report, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz informed US Joint Chiefs Of Staff General Martin Dempsey that Israel has evidence of use of chemical weapons.Sources informed the paper that Israel is closely following the issue of Syrian chemical weapons using satellites, surveillance cameras and means within the territory of Syria, as well as through agents.