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Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.-Article 13-2 UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. -Article 19.

On July 8, 2008, instead of ending Mordechai Vanunu's freedom of speech trial which began in January 2006, the three Judges have put off their decision until September.

His brother Meir has predicted, "So we wait to September, and then I bet it will be another postponed hearing."

In July 2007, Israel convicted Vanunu on 14 counts-from over a hundred interviews he gave foreign journalists in 2004. Vanunu has been prohibited from leaving the state and denied the right to speak with any foreigners since his 2004 release from 18 years in prison for exposing Israel's secret nuclear weapons program in 1986.


From email conversations with Vanunu between July 9 -14, 2008, he wrote:

I have the right to leave, the right to be free. It is time for this case to be ended and time to allow me my rights.

These are three new judges reviewing the previous decision by one judge, who decided I am guilty and should serve 6 months in jail for the interviews I gave foreign media in 2004.

These three judges have the power to drive my case and open the way for me to leave Israel.

These three judges asked many questions of the prosecution who spoke for an hour. The judges wanted to know why the government insists on putting me back in prison, although I have not caused any security damages from meeting with thousands of foreigners.

I continue to refuse to speak to Israeli media, and no other media except Norway was present, but many friends and supporters were with me.

Since my release from prison on April 21, 2004, Israel has denied me the right to speak with any foreigners and I have openly defied this unjust order by speaking with thousands of human beings because human beings have rights and States have obligations.

My photographic evidence taken in 1985, before I departed the Dimona for the last time has not caused Israel a breach of security, nor has any of my speaking to human beings.

I never received any payment for my photos or from the over 100 interviews I gave to journalists in 2004, which were used as testimony against me.

All I am asking is to leave the state for my life is in danger in Israel and I am unable to find employment in occupied East Jerusalem.

All I am asking for is the right to leave Israel and have a life that is not under occupation.

VANUNU MORDECHAI J C.
KIDNAPPED IN ROME SEP' 30 TH'-1986.
AFTER 18 YEARS IN ISRAEL PRISON.
Waiting In East Jerusalem.To Be Free,To Leave.
P.O.Box 20102. Salah Adin St'.
East Jerusalem. 91384
Mobile ( 9 7 2 ) 0 5 2 3 7 4 4 5
http:/www.vanunu.com



Ever since I met Vanunu in June 2005, I have been saying the only way he can harm Israel is with bad PR, for anyone who speaks with him for just a few minutes has great compassion on this man who told the truth in 1986 and continues to pay the price.


On July 11, 2008, I sent the following email to:

Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister, Ehud Barak Minister of Defense, Ms. Tsipi Livni, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Daniel Friedman, Minister of Justice and President Bush
< Pm_eng@pmo.gov.il >
< pniot@mod.gov.il >
< sar@mofa.gov.il >
< sar@justice.gov.il >
< president@whitehouse.gov >

Dear Mr. Ehud Olmert, Mr. Ehud Barak, Ms. Tsipi Livni, Prof. Daniel Friedman and President George W. Bush,

Real friends speak the truth in love and the truth is that thousands of internationals have met and spoken with Mordecahi Vanunu since his release in 2004.

The truth is that the ONLY way Vanunu can harm Israel is with bad PR.

A new generation of youth are now being inspired by Vanunu's story and USA Christians are learning the truth about the 'democracy' of Israel on the World Wide Web.

Vanunu has openly defied the unjust order against him denying him the inalienable right to speak to foreigners, by meeting with thousands of tourists and pilgrims because "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers"-Article 19, UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.


Vanunu never desired to harm Israel, but only to bring Israel to its senses when he told the truth about Israel's secret underground WMD Program.

Emile Zola warned, "If you shut up the truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way."

In 1946, Lewis Mumford understood that, "You cannot talk like sane men around a peace table while the atomic bomb itself is ticking beneath it. Do not treat the atomic bomb as a weapon of offense; do not treat it as an instrument of the police. Treat the bomb for what it is: the visible insanity of a civilization that has ceased...to obey the laws of life."


The photographic evidence Vanunu provided in 1985, before leaving the Dimona for the last time has not caused Israel a breach of security, nor has any of his speaking to human beings over the last four plus years.

However, much bad PR has been reaped, for EVERYONE who meets Vanunu has compassion on this man whose on going persecution has made him into an Icon for Freedom of Speech and Christian Persecution by the Jewish State.

As a true friend to Israel, I am reminding you of Israel's own Declaration of Establishment:

"On the day of the termination of the British mandate and on the strength of the United Nations General Assembly declare The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations."


Israel has so far chosen to invoke the British Mandate Emergency Defense Regulations against Vanunu, and our "30 Minutes with Vanunu" taped in March of 2006 discussed this very fact.

After WW II, Attorney Yaccov Shapiro, an Israeli Minister of Justice, described the Emergency Defense Regulations as "unparalleled in any civilized country: there were no such laws in Nazi Germany."

Please honor your prophets and in the name of Justice, Mercy and Democracy allow Vanunu to leave Israel, so that he may have a life of liberty and pursue happiness.

In Solidarity with Micah 6:8: "What does God require? He has told you o'man! Be just, be merciful, and walk humbly with your Lord," the following videos are freely streaming on the World Wide Web:


"13 Minutes with Vanunu" taped January 2008

"30 Minutes with Vanunu" taped March 2006

Vanunu's Message to USA Christians and President Bush as to WHERE he can find WMD's in the Mid East; all freely streaming on WAWA:

http://www.wearewideawake.org/

under VANUNU ARCHIVES


Photo copyright Meir Vanunu, July 2008

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I am among the "thousands" that have spent time with this remarkable man. His quiet strength amazes me.
I once wrote an Op-ed and called Vanunu a prophet. When he read the piece, he emailed me and in bold letters wrote: "DON'T CALL ME THAT!"

I won't to his face, but in the spirit of freedom of speech, I cannot help myself.

Prophets do NOT predict the future-as much as they point out impending doom. Vanunu pointed the way to the weapons of mass destruction program underground in the Negev desert, and yet, not one IAEA inspection has been allowed, nor demanded by the USA.

The Hebrew prophet Jeremiah also spent much of his life under house arrest in Jerusalem, for being a truth teller. We know more about the personal life and struggles of Jeremiah than any other Hebrew prophet. Jeremiah, which translates as "The Lord throws"-as in hurling, had few friends and is considered primarily a prophet of doom.

Jeremiah was intensely introspective, self-critical, timid by nature but honest and open about his feelings. Jeremiah never married and began prophesying in Judah from 604-586, a time of storm and stress when the doom of entire nations-including Judah itself-was being sealed. Jeremiah had been the king's friend and confident, but the prophet soon entered a dreary round of persecution and imprisonment, alternating with only brief periods of freedom, and lived under virtual house arrest.



Jeremiah was also labeled a traitor by many for speaking the brutal truth, "I cannot keep silent…Disaster follows disaster; the land lies in ruins…My people are fools; they do not know me."-Jeremiah 4:19.
They have pretty much told everyone now... I have no Idea why they are still doing this.
Israel reveals secrets of how it gained bomb


By Inigo Gilmore in Jerusalem
Last Updated: 11:47PM GMT 22 Dec 2001

A TELEVISION documentary in which Shimon Peres, Israel's foreign minister, discloses for the first time details about Israel's acquisition of nuclear weapons is to be broadcast in the Arab world. It is intended, at a time of rising tensions, as a warning.

In the documentary, Mr Peres goes further than any other Israeli official in confirming that the Jewish state has a nuclear capability. He and former French government officials give details about co-operation between Israel and France in launching Israel's nuclear programme.

The film, made by a leading Israeli documentary team, is a sign that the government may be finally relaxing its rule of absolute silence on its nuclear programme. Mordechai Vanunu, a technician at the Dimona nuclear facility, is serving an 18-year jail sentence for revealing in 1986 that Israel had a nuclear programme and more than 100 warheads.

The documentary, The Bomb in the Basement: Israel's Nuclear Option, was shown in Israel last month and is being sold to leading Arabic television stations including Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based satellite channel.

The makers of the film believe that the government's co-operation in speaking about the origins of its nuclear capability was prompted by concerns over international terrorism and the expectation that Iran will have a nuclear capability within a few years.

The documentary's Israeli director, Michael Karpin, who previously made a controversial film about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, said he was not sure until a few weeks ago whether military censors would allow the programme to be broadcast.

"It could be that after September 11 they [the government] decided that perhaps the time had come to reveal a little bit more about the Israeli nuclear project," Mr Karpin said. "I think the decision to let it go ahead has to do with the idea of wanting to tell the Arab world: 'Listen we have it'."

The film reveals how France helped Israel on its nuclear programme in exchange for support in the Suez War. In the mid-1950s, relations between the two countries were warming because of their shared anxiety over burgeoning nationalist movements in North Africa.

Israel feared that the rise of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt would embolden an already formidable foe, while France faced an Arab insurrection in Algeria, one of its last colonies. Their interests converged in 1956 when Israel agreed to team up with France and Britain in a war to punish Nasser for nationalising the Suez Canal.

At the end of September 1956, in Sevres near Paris, Mr Peres, then a 30-year-old Defence Ministry official, accompanied David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, to a meeting with French and British delegations about the Suez crisis. The Israelis waited for the British delegation to leave before approaching the French on the matter of its nuclear project.

Mr Peres said: "In Sevres, when it was all over, I told Ben-Gurion, 'There's one piece of unfinished business: the nuclear issue. Before you agree, let me finish that.' Of the four countries which at that time had a nuclear capacity - the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and France - only France was willing to help us."

Mr Peres is asked in the documentary whether Israel requested a nuclear reactor. He replies: "I asked for more than that. I asked for other things, too; the uranium and those things. I went up to Ben-Gurion and said, 'It's settled.' That's how it was."

Mr Ben-Gurion approved Israel's participation in the Suez campaign. On October 29, 1956, 400 Israeli paratroopers were dropped in western Sinai in the first phase of the attack on Egypt.

The agreement with France was unprecedented. Until then, no country had supplied another with the means for developing a nuclear capability. Mr Karpin believes that Mr Peres may have been motivated to speak on the subject because he hopes that it will help to secure his place in history.

In Paris, Jean-Francois Daguzan, the deputy director of the Foundation for Strategic Research, said that France's deal with Israel had been kept a secret for almost 30 years. "It was well known in military and political circles but it didn't become public knowledge until the mid-1980s after a book was published about that era and the agreement was mentioned.

"There was no suggestion that France had given Israel its nuclear capacity but it had certainly helped the country acquire it."

Israel still officially neither confirms nor denies making nuclear weapons at the plant near Dimona. The country's journalists use coded language, never stating unequivocally that Israel has the bomb. The policy of ambiguity was crafted to deter Arabs from attacking Israel while avoiding the political fallout of becoming an acknowledged nuclear power.

The documentary marks the first time that the Israeli broadcasting media has dealt with the issue candidly. Some commentators are surprised that the censors allowed Mr Karpin such leeway as in the past six months Israel has detained an academic over a book he wrote on the country's nuclear capacity and jailed Yitzhak Yaakov, a retired general, for talking to a journalists on the subject.
Thank you very much for all this info.

My intuition as to why they won't let Vanunu leave Israel is it is just pure vindictiveness-he committed the 'unpardonable sin' by becoming a Christian.

Just a few months before my first trip to I-P, I caught a History Channel TV show-"Sexpionage"-all about Russian female spies and one from the Mossad.

Perez lied to the world when he stated "Israel wouldn't be the first in the ME with nuclear weapons."

No surprise when leaders lie!

But I have hope that Israel will come to its senses and let the poor guy go, for everyone who meets him readily knows the only way he can harm Israel is with bad PR.

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Eileen Fleming, Reporter and Editor WAWA:
http://www.wearewideawake.org/
Author "Keep Hope Alive" and "Memoirs of a Nice Irish American 'Girl's' Life in Occupied Territory"
Producer "30 Minutes With Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu"

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