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On Monday the Jerusalem Magistrate indicted Israel Nuclear Whistle Blower Mordechai Vanunu for allegedly sharing classified information in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 television channel. 

Vanunu was also indicted because he moved into a different apartment [in the same building] without informing the police, and because he was caught meeting with two foreign nationals three years ago!

Modechai Vanunu reported via Facebook:

July 4-2016: after 30 years in Israel prison the new trial started today.

From the big trial of exposing Israel Atomic weapons secrets to new charges about moving apartment without reporting, for meeting foreigners, and for speaking to Israel media about Dimona Nuclear secrets.

So the trial started and will continue in next months…

https://www.facebook.com/FreeMordechaiVanunu/

In the 9 May 2016, article Mordechai Vanunu: Indictments and Vendettas it was reported that Vanunu’s Attorney Avigdor Feldman told Haaretz:

Filing an indictment for a single meeting with two foreigners that occurred three years ago,  for moving [apartment] at the same address, and in the end for an interview he gave to Danny Kushmaro at Channel 2, which passed the censor, is a record low for the state in its persecution and abuse of Mordechai Vanunu. I’m ashamed, and whoever filed this indictment should be even more ashamed.

More ashamed should be The Media who have ignored Vanunu’s Human Rights struggle in light of the fact that on 21 April 2016, Israel’s Supreme Court was to rule on Vanunu’s 8th petition to end the Human Rights restrictions against him so that he could leave ‘the only democracy in the Middle East.’

Most ashamed should be ALL who could and have NOT done anything since 23 September 2008, when the Jerusalem District Court reduced Vanunu’s freedom of speech trial jail sentence from six to three months:

In light of his ailing health and the absence of claims that his actions put the country’s security in jeopardy.

I did phone Vanunu after I read that report.

Vanunu told me they were referring to his mental health.

Regarding Vanunu’s September 2015 interview with Israel Channel 2 [which was approved by the Israeli censors] Vanunu appealed directly to the Israeli public stating:

I GOT MARRIED THREE MONTHS AGO. I CAN’T GET A JOB HERE, SO SHE IS THE BREADWINNER.

I WANT TO LIVE MY LIFE, START MY LIFE ANEW. I’M FINISHED WITH THIS ENTIRE [NUCLEAR] STORY, AND I’VE SAID THIS HUNDREDS OF TIMES.

I HAVE NO MORE SECRETS TO TELL, AND I WANT THEM TO LET ME LEAVE AND GO LIVE ABROAD WITH MY WIFE, AND THAT’S THE END OF THE STORY.

The Stories Vanunu told this American about his childhood, crisis of faith, crisis of identity and my research regarding USA collusion in Israel’s Nuclear Deceptions are enshrined HERE

Eileen Fleming is Producer “30 Minutes with Vanunu” and “13 Minutes with Vanunu” Author of “Keep Hope Alive” and “Memoirs of a Nice Irish American ‘Girl’s’ Life in Occupied Territory” and BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu’s FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010
Her blog is http://www.eileenfleming.org

This article was first published in The Arab Daily News

2 Comments

  1. K SHESHU BABU says:

    The treatment of Israel must be denounced in the strongest terms by all those who care for human rights in israel as well as outside. He has exposed the tacit undercurrents of US – Israel nuclear weapons deals and his concern for human safety is genuine. He should be supported by the human rights activists .

    • AGREED and beyond Vanunu’s inalienable human right to leave Israel is the simple fact that everything Vanunu said 30 years ago has been collaborated by recently DECLASSIFIED USA Documents dating back to the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations.

      On top of that in April 2016, a Scientific forum in Tel Aviv released the ultrasound examination of Israel’s Nuclear reactor which revealed 1,537 defects in the aluminum core of the Dimona. Haaretz reported:

      “Fears for the condition of the [Dimona] reactor were palpable at the conference Israel received its nuclear reactor from France at the end of the 1950s and it was put into operation for the first time at the end of 1963. Such reactors are intended to be operational for about 40 years, to ensure they remain in one piece.
      The main problem with aging reactors is that the core is irreplaceable.”

      Learn more: “Heroes, Muses and the Saga of Mordechai Vanunu”
      http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IZA7460