Patrick Pexton, the ombudsman of the Washington Post, reports on being asked:"Readers periodically ask me some variation on this question: Why does the press follow every jot and tittle of Irans nuclear program, but we never see any stories about Israels nuclear weapons capability?"Its a fair question. Going back 10 years into Post archives, I could not find any in-depth reporting on Israeli nuclear capabilities, although national security writer Walter Pincus has touched on it many times in his articles and columns."

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal. 

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