View of the nuclear reactor in Dimona, Southern Israel. August 13, 2016. Photo by Moshe Shai/FLASH90 Moshe Shai/FLASH90

Multiple countries in the region have been affected by Israel’s nuclear deterrence.

For decades, the most well-known secret about Israel was its nuclear capabilities.

Although Israel has never formally acknowledged having a nuclear program, Arab countries in the region have been deterred from provoking the Jewish state due to its capabilities.

Watch and learn about past examples in history where deterrence played out and how Israel is being challenged with it today.