Haaretz reminds us of the intimate connection between apartheid South Africa and Israel:
South Africa began developing its nuclear program in 1949. To do so, it used know-how, equipment, technology and reactors used for research and for power that it bought from the United States, Britain, France and Germany. However, in 1976, the Western countries halted their nuclear ties with South Africa after discovering the Apartheid regime had begun to develop a military nuclear power under the guise of a peace program. According to foreign reports, that is when the nuclear cooperation between the Apartheid regime and Israel intensified. According to those reports, there were exchanges of information and reciprocal visits by the two states’ atomic energy commissions.
This relationship was both financial and ideological. Both countries shared a similar view towards the indigenous populations. Colonialism has its inner logic.