The ticking time bomb in the Negev Desert is still ticking, marking danger for the people of Israel and all neighboring countries. The calls for international inspection of the Dimona nuclear facility are growing louder, particularly from Israel's near neighbors.
But Mordechai, sad to say, has four more years left to serve. The length of time he must continue to bear his terrible burden will depend very much on you and me and others committed to helping free this brave man, and advance his cause of a nuclear-free world.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO TELL THEM TO
FREE MORDECHAI VANUNU!
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|One thousand two hundred and thirty-eight.
If you can believe the word of the State of Israel, that is the number of days that remain before Mordechai Vanunu can be released from prison for the crime of telling the world the truth about his governmentís secret nuclear weapons program.
That information came a few weeks ago from Mordechaiís brother Asher, a Jerusalem school administrator, who said officials at Ashkelon Prison had given Vanunu an ďout-dateĒ of April 22, 2004, just five months short of completion of his 18-year sentence.
Israel once claimed that the transcript of Vanunuís closed door trial was so sensitive it could never be made public. But a year ago, bending to public pressure, it released most of the trial record and permitted the Knessetís first open debate on nuclear secrecy.
Current Prime Minister Ehud Barak, seeking to shore up his right-wing support, hinted for months that Vanunu could never be safely set free because of the state secrets locked in his brain. But, bowing to world-wide pressure, his government has now set an official release date-albeit one that is intolerably distant.
Pressure from his supporters in America and abroad has pried
open the lock on Mordechaiís isolation cell and the lock on the policy
of secrecy by which his government and our own have protected Israelís
illicit production of weapons of mass destruction. Continuing pressure
can shorten Vanunuís suffering and strengthen the cause of nuclear abolition.
|It is with a very heavy heart that we bring
you news of the passing of our director, Sam Day.
Feb 14: from the Bay Area Campaign:
Feb 8: from the U.S. Campaign:
-from the U.S. Campaign:
-from The Progressive:
Jan 20: from Sam Day:
Trial Charges Dismissed; Activists Leaflet Holocaust Museum
Jan 12: from Rayna Moss:
Dec 1: from the U.S. Campaign:
from the Washington Gathering to Free Vanunu:
A Message of Solidarity
Observations and Updates from the Washington Gathering
Vanunu Again In and Out of Solitary
Oct 13: from the Canadian Campaign:
Oct 13: from the Australian Campaign:
Oct 10: from the Bay Area Campaign:
Oct 5: from the Israeli Committee to Free Mordechai Vanunu:
Oct 1: from the London Sunday Times:
Sep 27: from the Israeli Committee to Free Mordechai Vanunu:
Sep 14: from Yedioth Ahronoth:
Sep 8: from Ha'aretz:
Aug 31: from Al-Ahram Weekly:
Aug 28: from the International
August 18 2000: from the AP:
August 16 2000:
Report from Ashkelon: When Will They
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