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Israel's Declining Sperm Quality Tied to Depleted Uranium Exposure

With the latest news, Israel may soon lose the need to create and seek out enemies; with a little help from the U.S. they did this to themselves.

Depleted Uranium round in Israel
Round used by Israel during their 2006 attack on Hezbollah positions in Lebanon. Photo by Dexter Phoenix, to purchase Dexter's images from Israel, send an email to:

(TEL AVIV / SALEM) - Israel's population is facing a dire threat: a drastic depopulation, from the use of weapons that leave behind Depleted Uranium (DU). Depleted Uranium leads to the word Omnicidal, as DU kills everything in the food chain, everywhere the wind blows. Experts say the dramatic drop in Israel's sperm count could eliminate their ability to reproduce.

Research by an Israeli doctor shows a significant drop in sperm count level and sperm motility among young Israeli soldiers in recent years. Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move properly toward an egg.

It is attributed to the inhalation of DU aerosolized nano-particles; the dirty results of extra powerful weapons used by Israel and the U.S.

All of that military might as it turns out, could set the stage for a massive Israeli act of population suicide.

A study by Dr. Ronit Haimov-Kokhman released in November, showed a 40-percent decline in the concentration of sperm cells in Israeli sperm donors from 2004 to 2008, compared to samples taken between 1995 and 1999.

Sperm banks in Israel are now reportedly turning away as many as two-thirds of potential donors, due to the low-quality sperm. In the past, around one-third of the potential donors were turned away.

According to Ofri Ilani's article in Haaretz, Study: Quality of Israeli sperm down 40% in past decade:

"The research confirmed that in 10 years, the average concentration of sperm among donors declined from 106 million cells per cubic centimeter to 67 million per cubic centimeter. The rate of sperm motility has also declined: from 79 to 67 percent, although the profile of donors did not change over that period; they are still young, healthy and do not smoke."[1]

Israeli tank that blast Lebanese targets. Photo: Dexter Phoenix

Haimov-Kokhman says the problem is not entirely unique; the quality of sperm has also declined in a number of Western countries. But in Israel he says, it has been particularly rapid.

"If we keep going at this rate, a decline of 3 million cubic centimeters of sperm cells per year, we'll reach an average of 20 million in 2030. The World Heath Organization defines this as fertility impairment." said this about the reported thousands of tons of nuclear waste in the form of armor piercing rounds, referred to as "depleted uranium" or "DU", in the invasion of Iraq:

"The United States and Britain have gravely endangered not only the Iraqis and their own troops, but the entire world. In the first invasion, at least 320 tons of DU were exploded into Iraq, at least 1500 tons were blasted in the second illegal invasion."[2]

They cite Professor Malcolm Hopper of the University of Sunderland in the U.K., whose extensive studies of health effects on British and U.S. soldiers who served in the Gulf War, shows as many as 21,000 U.S. Gulf War veterans have died, "due not just to DU exposure but to the astounding amounts of organophosphate (OP) poisoning from various toxins (or supposedly anti-toxins) given to the troops as 'preventive' medicine."

This human and environmental disaster was reviewed by Bob Nichols, a correspondent with SFBayView who specializes in nuclear issues with an emphasis on the atmospheric contamination from Depleted Uranium. In the article PTSD, Infertility and Other Consequences of War, he discusses how Israel is likely to be depopulated soon[3].

Oregon Guard soldiers patrol a building in Kabul, Afghanistan that was
destroyed by U.S. bombs. Everyone who served in these countries or visited
them, was potentially subjected to DU contamination. Photo by Tim King.

"Israel falls within the region that has been dosed with depleted uranium [DU] [various kinds of munitions] in the West Asian theatre of war. DU kills people at genetic level." A report by Dr. Ronit Haimov-Kokhman, which was debated in the Knesset, is cited in the report by Ofri Ilani.

Arun Shrivastava, a writer with the Centre for Research on Globalization, says this has been known for some time.

"Admiral Bhagwat and I made our presentations at GNDU, Amritsar, in April 2008, social workers among the audience came up and narrated some events that actually provide hard enough evidence of DU contamination the entire North-western India. There was a significant presence of top officers from the Indian Army."

He says they are keenly aware of this silent weapon. "The security forces know what the American and NATO soldiers have done to South and West Asians."

According to Shrivastava, contamination of the total Indian population stands at over 300 million; the total West and South Asian population affected stands at least 900 million, possibly more than a billion.

"None of these would complete their normal life. None of us will. This entire region will be depopulated which is what the PTBs have in mind and they have set in motion processes that can't be stopped. No way," Shrivastava said.

There is little question that this information has tremendous significance for the people of Palestine and Gaza, although these unfortunate people might end up the same way as the Israelis.

Dexter Phoenix also snapped this image of the rounds
Israel's military doesn't want photographed, why not?

Reports from other West Asian countries are identical, Shrivastava says, "Both US and NATO forces have committed genocide right in Asia. Our civilizations may never be the same, may not be viable."

It is important to note how overlooked this significant world problem truly is, and how indicting it turns out to be. Shrivastava says it is also important to remember that the DU is a result of military activity that is illegal under international law.

"Please note that the use of WMD is war crime. There are cases pending under ICCA against three US Presidents and two British PMs and their entire cabinet. DU weapons are WMDs; they are weapons of indiscriminate destruction and environmental contamination....IN PERPETUITY."

As Nichols states in his article, uranium oxide gas weapons are called "genocidal weapons."

"They maim and kill millions of people, their animals and their land. The actual targets by the U.S. Expeditionary Forces are the populations of Central Asia and the Middle East, about a billion people."

He reminds us that more than a million American servicemembers, thousands of contractors, and others, like journalists have had their boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past several years, not to mention the thousands of people from other nations.

"The medical disability rate is over 60 percent and 'PTSD' is a common diagnosis. Soldiers from the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy report similar medical problems as well."

According to figures cited in his article, a milligram (mg) of uranium oxide poison gas is roughly equal in size to one of the periods at the end of these sentences. When this is absorbed by Marines and soldiers, through their skin, no limit exists in regard to their exposure. It could range from to one milligram to a thousand.

Rosalie Bertell, Ph.D., GNSH said, "Each tiny milligram shoots about 1,251,000 powerful radioactive bullets a day with a range of about 20 cells of the human body for thousands or even billions of years."

Dr. Bertell currently serves on a number of Pentagon radiation committees; she has been in this role for decades.

The worst part is that all of it has taken place under protest by activists, scientists, and defense experts. There has been no doubt in the minds of those who know, but their words have gone unheeded. Orders to use these internationally illegal weapons are made by presidential order in U.S. war zones.

Serious information at a serious time in history. It would truly be ironic if Israel's military machine, so ruthlessly applied over the years on the Arab people, would render the population without the ability to reproduce.


[1] Study: Quality of Israeli sperm down 40% in past decade - By Ofri Ilani

[2] Weapons of Mass Destruction Found in Iraq

[3] PTSD, infertility and other consequences of war - by Bob Nichols

Other relevant links:

CIA World Factbook

The Biology of Human Longevity: Inflammation, Nutrition, and Aging in the Evolution of Lifespans (Hardcover)

Tim King is a former U.S. Marine with twenty years of experience on the west coast as a television news producer, photojournalist, reporter and assignment editor. In addition to his role as a war correspondent, this Los Angeles native serves as's Executive News Editor. Tim spent the winter of 2006/07 covering the war in Afghanistan, and he was in Iraq over the summer of 2008, reporting from the war while embedded with both the U.S. Army and the Marines.

Tim holds numerous awards for reporting, photography, writing and editing, including the Oregon AP Award for Spot News Photographer of the Year (2004), first place Electronic Media Award in Spot News, Las Vegas, (1998), Oregon AP Cooperation Award (1991); and several others including the 2005 Red Cross Good Neighborhood Award for reporting. Serving the community in very real terms, is the nation's only truly independent high traffic news Website. You can send Tim an email at this address:

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john koroloff November 8, 2013 11:47 am (Pacific time)

"depleted" uranium is radioactive and chemically toxic (like lead,mercury, cadmium) in any is highly reactive and oxidizes rapidly to an inhalable and ingestible oxide "dust" (uranium dioxide, triuranium octoxide) that has a half life of 4.5 billion years! It is an eternal radioactive and chemical poison that is a crime against humanity and life on earth.

James March 23, 2012 10:30 pm (Pacific time)

The water supply in Israel/Palestine is a major problem. This New jersey sized place gets only 19 inches of rainfall a year! The ground water is being depleted. New Jersey With 19" Of Rainfall has to import water from turkey. Any country that has to import water is in a more difficult situation than one that has to import oil and/or food. If a Palestinian state ever happens; it will start off life having to import water, too. What happens when Turkey doesn't have enough water to export? So the Arabs and Israelis are going to compete demographically, to have a baby contest, in an area with declining water supplies? Is the United States supposed to give them food and water? Pretty soon, America won't be able to hand out foreign aid. Santa Claus won't be coming down the chimney for any of the little kiddies of the world, anywhere! What all the countries in the Middle East, not just New Jersey with 19' of rainfall have to do(they have to do this for themselves; not wait for America to do it for them!) is set up enough desalinazation plants to desalinate enough water for all of their needs. They must strive for total self sufficiency in water. For drinking, agriculture, other uses. Solar power would probably be the best way to, power them. The middle east has plenty of sunlight. President kennedy said,"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country". The leaders, and the peoples, of the water-challenged Middle East, had better stop asking what America is going to do for them, and give them. And ask what they are going to do for themselves. They must(and so must the rest of the world) get off of Santa Claus' lap; and fill up their stockings by themselves! This especially applies to the water supply problem. When the Arab civilization was at its' peak, they did alchemy and algebra. The Israelis helped develop the cell phone(a stupid toy modern civilization could do without). The top scientific project for any Middle Eastern society is to find a way to desalinate enough water(using solar power) to make themselves totally self-sufficient in water.

Colin Wright September 13, 2011 12:00 pm (Pacific time)

'Research by an Israeli doctor shows a significant drop in sperm count level and sperm motility among young Israeli soldiers in recent years. Sperm motility is the ability of sperm to move properly toward an egg.

It is attributed to the inhalation of DU aerosolized nano-particles; the dirty results of extra powerful weapons used by Israel and the U.S. '

Nothing in the cited article supports this contention. There's no reference to DU at all.

Tim King: Sorry, here is a story that supports the statement: Israel's Declining Sperm Quality Tied to Depleted Uranium Exposure - Tim King


Someone March 19, 2011 12:18 pm (Pacific time)

Wow what a bunch of anti semetic fucktards

Editor: Well at least your insult is original.   

puzzled February 8, 2011 4:34 am (Pacific time)

What exactly are they trying to achieve through killing everybody? Population control? World dominance when the population shrinks to 20 glowing mutants? This place will be unfit for living organisms. The minions and slaves are no longer available to serve the powers... What on earth are they plotting?

fshaikh December 21, 2010 9:49 am (Pacific time)

I think part of the problem the Israeli sperm count is decreasing more rapidly than compared to the arabs is the mandated military service for Israelis. This significantly increases their exposure to DU based armor and artillery. It would be intersting to see sstatistics of Israelis before and after military service. Again I agree with most of the comments here.. karma is a b****

a friend July 28, 2010 8:19 pm (Pacific time)

Hey Tim
I hope you drown in the sh*t that you write.

Tim King: You sound like a really nice person, please don't use that kind of language here, OK?  And by the way, I am breathing just fine,

Viva Palestina!

NOSMO3 July 16, 2010 7:36 am (Pacific time)

And yet - yes, and yet, all this conflicts with the REAL facts i.e. that the Jewish birth rate in Israel is increasing and the Arab birth rate is decreasing.

Anonymous April 18, 2010 8:04 am (Pacific time)

The question is: how about the Arab sperms? I'm affraid their motility in Gaza and south Lebanon must be ok since no one is concerned and they're still reproducing over there... so, do arabs have superior spermatozoae ??

Nicholas Wood April 18, 2010 7:46 am (Pacific time)

Ever since meeting Prof Siegwart-Horst G√ľnther in 2007 I have been campaigning for desert dust round burnt out tank dumps in Iraq to be sprayed with oil and then capped with bitumen to stop it blowing everywhere. Dust storms carry the DU to Arbil, Tehran, Riyadh, Bahrain, Qatar causing birth deformities, and cancers for ever. Women in Fallujah are advised not to have children. But the UK and US and Maliki Government will not admit there is a problem, so more children and adults will die. Meanwhile Blair , Bush, Hoon, Rumsfeld should be tried for this most deadly war crime,

Roger Lafontaine April 17, 2010 11:05 am (Pacific time)

Strangely enough I had a premonition something like this would happen if Israel failed to make peace with the rest of humanity.

Nolan April 16, 2010 4:52 am (Pacific time)

This is the best news I've heard in a looooong time. Keep up the great work Israel. How ironic. No one has done as good a job of wiping Israel off the face of the earth as much as they themselves.

Anonymous April 16, 2010 4:13 am (Pacific time)

Thanks for this report. I am tempted to gloat about this a little, however the important info is not about Israel - it's about deliberate genocide on a global scale by whoever steers the out-of-control US military. "There is little question that this information has tremendous significance for the people of Palestine and Gaza, although these unfortunate people might end up the same way as the Israelis." Puh-leeze! How could they NOT, living amidst the Chosen Vermin?

Kas S. April 15, 2010 5:53 pm (Pacific time)

Some thing it seems, thanks to karma, are not gone unnoticed. Bravo Mr. King...nicely put at the end.

Barbara April 15, 2010 3:32 pm (Pacific time)

Depleted Uranium, the very dirty not so best kept secret. It's not just going to affect Israel, Iraq and Afghanistan, but the entire planet as well. Yes, including the United States. This stuff goes airborne and is carried by the trade winds. There's going to be no containing it. Leave it to man to self destruct. Thanks for the report Tim. I wish the majority of the country were aware of this deadly hazard that will never go away. It's the war crime of the millenium. I hope everyone will view on YouTube, "Beyond Treason", in segments, full screen if you wish. It's an eye opener.

Dexter April 15, 2010 3:31 pm (Pacific time)

Why would Israel need anti-tank rounds for buildings?  Lebanon did not use tanks in 2006.   American and British Abram and the Challenger Mark 2 battle tanks use a wide spectrum of rounds for different targets and purposes. The rounds I have seen so far from the Israelis has looked identical to the most nastiest of rounds from the English and American counterparts. Every one knew the Tank crews were using depleted uranium tipped rounds. There was endless covering up of their Tank rounds, constantly shooing away press Photographers who tried to get there sneaky shots in. I also know a lot of finance and technology came from the United States (who are very efficient in making extremely good, and very destructive depleted uranium rounds).
I reckon if you stand on the top of the hills on the northern border of Israel in pitch darkness, you will see the closest Lebanese town glowing up like a proverbial Christmas tree!. Lets just say, I don't think I will be buying any farm products in Lebanon for the awhile.

Salahudeen April 15, 2010 2:16 pm (Pacific time)

How fitting for a nation without any testicles whatsoever.

Anonymous April 15, 2010 1:56 pm (Pacific time)

its called "eugenics"...dozens of books written by those in power admit it. AS the article notes, its happening everywhere, not just Israel, altho its good to see Israel is getting the blunt of it. Admitted yet again today, Flouride, which in in your tap water, is a poison. High fructose corn syrup causes obesity, so does aspertame. Bayer AG admitted today, that their GMO contamination is out of control and lost to a lawsuit, with thousands more to come on the books. I wish people had more time to research and learn. off topic, but NBC admitted they use their programming to change behavior patterns of its viewers. If you watch tv, you are a lab rat. And who even knows what they are spraying in the sky? Thank you Tim for this article

craig April 15, 2010 12:34 pm (Pacific time)

"Another Victory like this, and we're done for!" Jews who have migrated to Palestine from all over the world might be smart to relocate back to where we came from, and pronto! At least then they can survive to fight again another day.

anonymous April 15, 2010 12:31 pm (Pacific time)

couldn't happen to a nicer group of war-mongers. maybe, just maybe, governments that like to make war, will realize that they pay for it in many ways. the US will not recognize the health risks from Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. I wouldn't expect anything different from DU weapons.

DAVID CLARK April 15, 2010 12:09 pm (Pacific time)


Big Joe April 15, 2010 11:38 am (Pacific time)

Akin to WWI mustard gas use which backfired and afflicted the user. No worries Israel, the Uncle Sam will send more billions to help you get over this problem.

douglas benson April 15, 2010 6:28 am (Pacific time)

This kind of thing is exactly why I will not let my son join the service. Not to mention the fact I will never let my son fight for empire building for the wealthy .

gp April 15, 2010 4:37 am (Pacific time)

After the first Gulf War in the early nineties we saw a hugely increased number of birth defects among the babies of returning soldiers. These defects ranged from webbed digits and extra digits to spina bifida. This was after many warnings about the dangers of DU and remember, this was the first time, if my memory serves me right, which our soldiers were exposed to DU.

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