Mordechai Vanunu: 1986 Whistle Blower of Israel’s WMD Program Saga from 2005-2010



Just days in advance of my very first of 7 journeys to Israel and occupied Palestine in June 2005, a Palestinian American good friend warned me, “Do not take a look at Vanunu, if you see him will not speak to him. He is not allowed to speak to foreigners and you could result in him issues.”

I responded, “Okay, I won’t monitor him down, but Jerusalem is a compact city and if our paths cross, I will speak to him. What kind of govt is that, that will inform a human getting who they can and can not speak with?”

Not only did I cross paths with the Whistle Blower of Israel’s WMD method for the duration of that trip, I have fulfilled with Vanunu on every trip since, have been streaming 2005, 2006 and 2008 movie interviews with him on my website and have documented since working day a person on his Flexibility OF SPEECH Trial in the ‘democracy’ of Israel since it started January twenty five, 2006.

This American citizen journalist also writes to assure Israeli Safety that Vanunu never gave me an get that I have adopted.

Nor have I performed nearly anything other than observe my conscience and of class Safety is aware of all about me, for I inform the reality at Ben Gurion Airport, get strip searched and compose all about it on the WWW.

I also have composed 2 times to the Mossad agent who trapped him in 1986 and who lives considerably less than a two hour motor vehicle generate from my household:

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My letters never returned, but I mentioned visits to my website drastically enhanced in just two days of my submitting.

All for the duration of Vanunu’s captivity in occupied East Jerusalem, since April 21, 2004, he has spoken with hundreds –if not countless numbers-of internationals.

Israel hires Palestinian spies to observe him all-around and they check his telephone calls and emails.

On December 28, 2009, Vanunu was arrested/HARASSED once once more, this time just for assembly with his Norwegian girlfriend, Dr. Kristin Joachimsen, a scholar and an associate professor of Biblical Reports. They have known every other for two many years, and if i knew that, Safety had to have as well.

On You Tube, Russian media documented that a lookup of Vanunu’s possessions uncovered a letter from an American producing Israeli officers to be anxious that “he could be orchestrating one thing.”

In June 2009, I mailed a duplicate of my next e book and a number of article content to the Israeli Superior Courtroom Decide, so she could go through the closing chapter BROTHER V and learn what this American’s interest in Vanunu has been: his childhood, his stumbling into Christianity, his Flexibility OF SPEECH Trial and denial of fundamental human legal rights by the Jewish State.

In June 2005, Vanunu informed me, “When I made the decision to expose Israel’s nuclear weapons I acted out of conscience and to alert the environment to stop a nuclear holocaust.”

I as well act out of conscience and for the reason that company media has failed to do their work go-find and report the reality, no issue how hideous or brutal it is.

In June 2005, Vanunu informed me:

“When I grew to become the spy for the environment I did it all for the persons of the environment. If governments do not report the reality, if media does not report the reality, all we can do is observe our conscience…Israel is the only region in the Center East in which America can correct now discover WMD’s. America can also discover in which fundamental human legal rights have been denied Christians, correct in this article in Israel.

“My Christian conversion was also considered as treason and led to me getting far more time in jail than any murderer has ever served. The Israelis have this extremely stunning article about independence and liberty but they want to destroy anyone who criticizes them for revealing the reality to the environment. The environment need to seem and see what kind of democracy Israel is when a person speaks out the reality. Israel is not a democracy until you are a Jew.”

Any person who bothers to speaks with Vanunu for even a number of minutes can conveniently fully grasp that the ‘secret’ Vanunu has that can harm Israel is almost nothing far more than poor PR!

On the third working day of my fifth trip to occupied east Jerusalem, I crossed paths with Vanunu on July sixteen, 2007 the 9th working day of Av, the working day which commemorates the Jewish Temple’s destruction.

I was on my way back to my lodge on Nablus Street in occupied east Jerusalem just after attending the Israeli Committee Towards Home Demolitions media kick off working day regarding that summer’s system to rebuild 300 houses out of the now 24,000 Palestinian dwellings that the point out of Israel has wrecked since 1967.

I had just witnessed the pouring of the foundation of the new household of the Hamdan clan of 9 who however had the deeds to their home that ended up crammed-out for the duration of the Ottoman Empire.

My head was however on them when I found in front of me an previous man, hunched over as in the proverbial impression of a person whose back is breaking less than the bodyweight of the environment, going for walks extremely bit by bit and conversing to himself.

It was not right until I passed him by and he identified as out to me, “Hi, remember me?”

Only for the reason that I acknowledged his voice, did I notice, that I had passed by Mordechai Vanunu.

I had failed to recognize him, for I had walked with Vanunu on the streets of occupied east Jerusalem in advance of, and he normally had walked as rapid as I did, and all people in my life who normally takes a walk with me, normally tells me to gradual down, for they can not retain up!

Vanunu’s gait on that working day was like lots of other previous men’s on the incredibly hot streets of Jerusalem in July and it broke my coronary heart to see these kinds of a transform in him.

But, Vanunu smiled when he informed, “This is the extremely spot in which they stoned to dying the very first Christian martyr for independence of speech,” as we had crossed paths in front of St. Stephen’s Church.

2,000 many years ago, Saint Stephen was the very first follower of Jesus to be stoned to dying for speaking reality to power

Vanunu had give up conversing to me once once more in June 2007, after he emailed me with his command to delete the “thirty Minutes with Vanunu” from my web page.

Vanunu failed to give me a reason as to why and I emailed him back that no way would or could I comply with these kinds of a request, for the movie was also cross posted on Goggle Information and Data Clearing Home and had grow to be a aspect of his historical past.

But now that we ended up confront to confront, I asked him, “Just exactly why did you want that movie deleted?”

He responded, “It really is not earning any revenue.”

I retorted, “Seem, I have no regulate over people’s generosity or absence of!”

He smiled as he challenged me, “If you want to retain operating my movie, you ought to fork out me $1,000.00 a thirty day period.”

We each laughed at that!

In March 2006, just prior to the taping of “thirty Minutes with Vanunu” he informed me that his brother Meir had the strategy that all the media that prompted his FREEDOM OF SPEECH trial -which direct to a six thirty day period jail sentence handed down on July 3, 2007- ought to donate at minimum a thousand pounds to his defense fund.

As all the media who he had spoken with Vanunu in 2004, had been MIA ever since, we each had hoped the movie job interview would raise awareness and some considerably essential resources, for Vanunu has been dwelling off the generosity of supporters since he has not had a work since 1986.

I reminded Vanunu that, “I never claimed to be a fundraiser. I am a author and the only way I can genuinely aid you is to retain crafting your story and operating that movie. Unless we the persons stand up and declare our liberties and legal rights, we will not have any!

“It is only correct and just that my do the job remains on my website and I remind you that Short article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Legal rights affirms-and which Israel agreed to uphold for their extremely statehood was contingent upon- affirms that: Absolutely everyone has the correct to independence of opinion and expression this correct consists of independence to maintain thoughts without having interference and to find, get and impart information and concepts by any media and no matter of frontiers.

Vanunu shrugged and replied, “Do what you want.”

That is normally what he has finished up saying to me, every time we have argued.

I fulfilled Vanunu for the very first time, in June 2005, which was only days after he disbanded the US Marketing campaign to absolutely free Vanunu. I hadn’t even known there was a campaign in reality I had not even listened to his identify right until I started to analysis for my very first e book, Keep HOPE ALIVE, and he grew to become a person of the stories I informed in it.

In 2005, I was intrigued in understanding what kind of child Vanunu had been and how he stumbled into Christianity. Soon after he crammed me in, I was convinced that when America knew what kind of individual he had been every little thing would transform for him and occupied Palestine.

Vanunu informed me I was naïve and I have never disagreed, for that is how I am wired and also the way it just is.

In July 2007, Vanunu laughed at me when he claimed, “You are as well naïve. You believe you happen to be heading to transform nearly anything with your web page? Maybe a number of hundred persons a working day go through nearly anything you say.”

I replied, “I know I am just a person tiny voice in the wilderness contacting out, but there are far more like me all the time and the weapons NONVIOLENT persons have are words!

“And only in solidarity do we have it in our power to start the environment once more.

“And I have a backlink linked to my website that tells me the U.S. Federal government and Military services take a look at me day by day, and even if Large Brother ended up my only audience, it is worthy of it to me to speak out and agitate them with the reality. It is the correct and just thing to do.”

I then reminded Vanunu, that when I was a child, my desire had been to increase up and be like Brenda Starr the purple headed ace investigative journalist of the Sunday Comics.

Vanunu laughed at me when I claimed it once more in 2007, but when I very first informed him about my child hood desire in June 2005, he looked at me like I was outrageous and it was the very first time he had ever listened to of Brenda Starr.

I suppose it is outrageous for me to however consider that Vanunu’s on heading distress will wake up American Christians about the reality in the Holy Land, but only those people considered outrageous by the position quo, ever make a difference in this environment and so, I persist.

I suppose it also is outrageous how Vanunu obtained caught up in my head with George a tiny boy of Beit Jala, a suburb on the west side of the Small City of Occupied Bethlehem, who irrevocably improved my life, but I ascribe that working experience to be a mystical a person.

It is George’s 3 yr previous confront that adorns the banner of my web page and the picture is courtesy of photographer Debbie Hill, who ‘captured’ George the morning after the Israeli army wrecked his bed room in retaliation for a number of hopeless militants who had infiltrated his once tranquil Christian village to snipe across the way into the unlawful settlement/colony of Gilo.

The shrapnel that pierced the wall of George’s sanctuary go through ‘Made in USA’ and was sent by means of American designed Apache helicopters.

The next I noticed George’s eyes, in the picture very first released in 2000, by The Florida Catholic, my coronary heart claimed “DO Some thing!”

What could I potentially do I puzzled, but I did make a duplicate of the picture, place it in a body and positioned it upon the altar [a bar superior desk] in the upper place of my household. Dozens of occasions a working day, I however prevent and gaze into the eyes of that tiny boy of Bethlehem as I beg God to intervene and aid us conclusion the insane cycle of violence in the so identified as Holy Land for the sake of all the youngsters who dwell there.

When I fulfilled George for the very first time in June 2005, I vowed to him that the rest of my life would be committed to carrying out one thing to aid carry about the conclusion of the occupation of Palestine. Of class I was clueless as to what I could do as perfectly as how an extremely hard mission I had taken on, but as it is only the hopeless results in that are worthy of preventing for, I persist.

In April 2005, two months in advance of my very first trip to Israel and occupied Palestine, I turned the Television on which had been tuned in very last to the Background Channel.

The extremely clip that ran in advance of my eyes was of Vanunu getting transported to his closed door trial in 1986 which captured his impressed shift to compose upon his palm: “HIJACKED” and the Rome flight number he had been on.

The exhibit was identified as, “Sexpionage” and was all about Russian female spies, a person from the Mossad and also documented Shimon Perez, lying to the environment that Israel would never be the very first in the Mid East to introduce nuclear weapons.

Then a black and white picture of a bearded, unkempt and disheveled Vanunu crammed the Television display screen, and I immediately imagined his eyes looked just like George’s of Beit Jala’s. And once once more, I listened to in my coronary heart: “Do Some thing!”

Not right until I fulfilled Vanunu did I learn his eyes are almost nothing like George’s of Beit Jala, but I have performed one thing documented some of his historical past and likened him to Jeremiah, the prophet of doom.

When Vanunu go through my comparison, he emailed me:

“Do not Get in touch with ME THAT!”

But in the spirit of independence of speech and for the reason that I pay attention to my conscience, I persist!

It ought to be understood that prophets do NOT automatically forecast the future-but they do stage out impending doom and at minimum provoke persons to believe about God.

In 1986, Vanunu pointed to the Negev and Israel’s clandestine 7-story underground WMD facility identified as the Dimona, which however has never allowed IAEA inspectors into.

Israel has kept Vanunu less than home arrest in occupied east Jerusalem for nearly 5 many years now, declaring he however has one thing he has not claimed about a place he has not established foot into since 1985 and it is ludicrous-probably insane- to picture matters haven’t improved since then.

The Hebrew prophet Jeremiah put in considerably of his life less than home arrest in Jerusalem, for conversing reality to power. We know far more about the personal life and struggles of Jeremiah than any other Hebrew prophet. Jeremiah, which interprets as “The Lord throws”-as in hurling, had number of close friends, was intensely introspective, self-important, timid by nature but was normally honest and open up about his thoughts.

Jeremiah never married and started prophesying in Judah from 604-586, a time of storm and pressure when the doom of complete nations-like Judah alone-was getting sealed.

Jeremiah had been the king’s good friend and assured, but the prophet quickly entered a dreary spherical of persecution and imprisonment, alternating with only short intervals of independence and was labeled a traitor and agitator, for saying matters these kinds of as:

“I can not retain silent…Disaster follows catastrophe the land lies in ruins…My persons are fools they do not know me.”-Jeremiah four:19

In 2005, Vanunu informed me:

“I genuinely had no strategy what I was carrying out by receiving baptized a Christian, I just felt like I had to do it. It was my way to be a new getting. It wasn’t right until after my trial that I started to go through the New Testomony.

“Even though I was in prison I would go through aloud for ½ hour 2 times a working day. I would go through the complete New Testomony and start it once more when I completed the Ebook of Revelation. I did this for me as perfectly as for my captors. Not so considerably the prison guards but the ones who viewed me on digital camera 24 hrs a working day.

“At the time I covered up the digital camera that spied on me and was punished for a person thirty day period in solitary without having any guides or radio, no get hold of with anyone wherever was allowed.

“The Shen Beet, you know like the FBI and the Mossad, like your CIA ended up watching me consistently. They tortured me by keeping a gentle on in my mobile consistently for two many years. They informed me it was for the reason that they ended up afraid I would dedicate suicide, and the oppressive digital camera was for my basic safety. They recruited the guards and other prisoners to irritate me. They would deprive me of rest by earning loud noises near my mobile all night very long.

“I selected to go through them 1 Corinthians thirteen, rather:

Really like is affected individual, enjoy is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not very pleased. It is not rude, it is not self-in search of, it is not very easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Really like does not delight in evil but rejoices with THE Real truth! It normally shields, it normally trusts, normally hopes, and normally perseveres. Really like never fails.

“For the very first 5 many years I was in prison every working day, 2 times a working day I would loudly pray by examining Bible verses. I would also go through the Anglican service from the Ebook of Popular Prayer. I did it 2 times a working day, every working day for 5 many years.

“I started to see I had grow to be like a equipment. I knew if I ongoing I would reduce my head. So after that I only prayed in silence. Though I knew I was driving them nuts with my loud praying, it was driving me nuts as well.”

On my very last working day in Jerusalem in June 2005, I fulfilled Vanunu at the American Colony, and we walked as rapid as any two New Yorkers’ up the hill to the Mount of Olives. When we achieved the spot to perspective the website of the tombs of lots of Jews, Vanunu claimed, “Individuals are the Jews anticipating to be resurrected very first when the Messiah arrives.”

I asked Vanunu:

“Have you listened to of the Usa trend of the Remaining Guiding sequence of guides which leave driving the gospel of peace and enjoy. These guides are poor theology and very poor literature. Did you know that in America there are Christians who essentially want Armageddon? They consider they will escape the nuclear holocaust for the reason that they are now the new picked out ones. They believe they will be raptured, they believe they will be lifted out of the environment. They consider a theology of escapism and they dismiss that the gospel is: ‘The peacemakers shall be identified as the youngsters of God’ and that Jesus is The Prince of Peace.”

Vanunu replied, “The time has come for the Usa to see the reality of Zionism. It started as a secular nationalist movement not a spiritual a person. Then some Christians considered when Israel grew to become a country it was the starting of the next coming. They are deluded if they consider peace will come by atomic weapons. Atomic weapons are holocaust weapons. Christians ought to be the very first persons towards them…The Christians in America ought to be helping the Christians in this article. America requirements to wake up to this fallacy that Jesus will come back by nuclear war. America requirements to wake up that the Palestinian Christians in this article have no human legal rights. Are not Christians supposed to be anxious about other Christians? Are not Christians supposed to be anxious about all the very poor and oppressed?”

I responded, “It is non-negotiable all that things Jesus claimed about carrying out for the minimum and the oppressed. It is non-negotiable for Christians that we need to forgive our enemies and we need to enjoy those people who detest us, for what ever we do or do not do, we do it unto God!

“Each individual time I went by a checkpoint, noticed the wall or listened to a story of oppression, I puzzled how God can stand this scenario. I can not.”

At the summit of the Mount of Olives there is considerably pavement, but not lots of trees. I identified a person tree cradling a number of stone ways and sat down whilst Vanunu wandered about. Soon after about 10 minutes, Vanunu reappeared and I immediately asked him, “How was it getting crucified for telling the reality?”

“My human legal rights have been denied me for the reason that I am a Christian. When I was on trial I was treated just like a Palestinian no human legal rights at all and cruel and unusual punishment, all for the reason that I informed the reality. The govt unfold slander about me, that I was a homosexual, that I hated Jews, that I wished fame and revenue. What I did was sacrifice my life for the reality. In prison I genuinely started to feel like Jesus and Paul. When Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the temple, it was like me in Dimona exposing the Israelis’ filthy strategies. I felt like Paul getting thrown in prison for speaking the reality.

“The only real way to worship is in loving one’s enemies. It was not quick to enjoy my tormentors, it was only for the reason that I felt so considerably like Jesus crucified on the cross, and me crucified in prison, that I could do it. It was not ever quick. I have forgiven but not forgotten nearly anything and I never will.

“In Israel, a life sentence is twenty five many years. Even murderers go absolutely free after seventeen. They imposed the similar limitations on me that Palestinians get no human legal rights at all. No telephone, no readers except relatives and only by an iron grill. No holiday vacation, no holiday seasons, no gifts. Even murderers get out for vacations! I was locked up for 18 many years and however can not go on holiday vacation, I can not leave and that is all I am inquiring, just to leave in this article.

“For 18 many years in prison they even attempted to regulate my ideas on paper. I would compose exactly what I wished and they would censor words like ‘kidnapped’ and ‘atomic bomb.’ They would exhibit me how they chopped up my letters, but I ongoing to compose exactly what I wished. They held my body, but never my spirit or head.

“The only way to peace is peace the only way is non-violence. The only respond to to Israeli nuclear weapons, their aggression, occupation and oppression, the wall and refugee camps is to respond to them with reality and a peace-complete voice. When I grew to become the spy for the environment I did it all for the persons of the environment.

“If governments do not report the reality, if media does not report the reality, all we can do is observe our conscience. Daniel Ellsberg did, the lady from Enron did, and I did.

“The Usa requirements to wake up and see the reality that Israel is not a democracy until you are a Jew. Israel is the only region in the Center East in which America can correct now discover WMD’s. America can also discover in which fundamental human legal rights have been denied Christians, correct in this article in Israel.”

I informed Vanunu, “In America we fully grasp about inalienable legal rights. That suggests they are God specified legal rights that governments can not get away. The correct to worship in which and how we pick out. When I go through that you ended up not allowed to go the number of miles from Jerusalem to Bethlehem on Xmas Eve 2004, to rejoice mass at the Church of the Nativity, I puzzled, what kind of democracy is that?

“I can not fully grasp how a democracy can haul anyone into jail just for the reason that they wished to go to a church in the up coming city.

“American democracy makes sure her citizens the correct to believe and to speak out the reality as we see it.

“American democracy understands all people has the correct to a life, to liberty-which suggests independence from captivity and any arbitrary controls.

“Past night I attended an Interfaith Peace Conference at Notre Dame Cathedral and I kept thinking about what President George W. Bush promised at his next inaugural and puzzled if he had even a person imagined about Palestinians when he sent it.”

‘There is no justice without having independence. There can be no human legal rights without having liberty. All who dwell in tyranny and hopelessness can know the United States will not dismiss your oppression, or justification your oppressors. When you stand for liberty we will stand with you.’-George W. Bush

Just weeks after his Flexibility OF SPEECH Trial started the whistle blower of Israel’s underground WMD Facility sent this concept to Senator Clinton and Usa Christians:

Vanunu’s Concept to Hillary Clinton re: The Apartheid Wall


Source by Eileen Fleming

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