"Israel employs a similar ambiguity about its nuclear arsenal — usually stating it will not be the first to deploy nuclear weapons in the Middle East — which is believed to have inspired the Syrian stance. Syria and Israel are also among only eight countries in the world who have not agreed to the convention to eliminate chemical weapons that went into effect in 1997. " But let me guess. Israel's arsenal of chemical weapons--like its arsenal of nuclear weapons--is rather cute and not dangerous. Right?