Amnesty Group Issues Special Vanunu Appeal

        Amnesty International USA has sent an appeal urging the immediate release of Mordechai Vanunu to 10,000 members of its Freedom Writers Network and about 1,000 individuals visiting the organization's internet website.
        The action bulletin, sent in late November, urged respondents to contact Israeli officials and send copies of their letters to their Members of Congress.
        Amnesty International Group 78 in Detroit is one of several Amnesty International chapters around the world that have adopted Vanunu as a prisoner of conscience.

House Republican Seeks Investigation

        "...Because there are allegations of human rights abuses surrounding Mr. Vanunu's incarceration, including what Amnesty International describes as "cruel, inhumane, and degrading" confinement, I request that you take up this matter with the proper Israeli authorities.  Would you ask them to investigate these matters and take appropriate action as deemed necessary?"

     -Rep. Tom Campbell, California Republican, in a letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Monumental Instability

        "I have no idea what insanity created the need in Israel for an atomic arsenal that brings monumental destabilization to the Middle East. Your Arab neighbors will never cease their efforts to match your stockpile of nuclear warheads, a weapon you will never be able to use unless the
insanity that created the weapon in your country has the power to deliver it."

        -Frank A. Walter, Gold River, California, in a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A Suggestion

        "If Mr. Netanyahu truly believes that Mr. Pollard should be set free because he has suffered enough, then I suggest that before he and the Israeli government pursue Mr. Pollard's release any further, Mr. Netanyahu operate by the standards he proposes for Mr.Pollard.  That is, recognize
that Mr. Vanunu has suffered much more and should be released immediately."

        -William Bodden, Portland, Oregon, in a letter to  Israel's ambassador to the U.S.