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.


For more background information, visit the original version of this site.

To read the trial transcripts and the story as it unfolded from November 1999 - Feb 2000, click here.

To read about the events of spring and summer 2000, click here.

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 government’s secret nuclear weapons program.

That information came a few weeks ago from Mordechai’s brother Asher, a Jerusalem school administrator, who said officials at Ashkelon Prison had given Vanunu an “out-date” of April 22, 2004, just five months short of completion of his 18-year sentence.

Israel once claimed that the transcript of Vanunu’s 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 Knesset’s 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 Mordechai’s isolation cell and the lock on the policy of secrecy by which his government and our own have protected Israel’s illicit production of weapons of mass destruction. Continuing pressure can shorten Vanunu’s 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:
Memorial Service for Sam Day

Feb 8: from the U.S. Campaign:
We have moved the news about Sam to no-nukes.org/samday.

-from the U.S. Campaign:
It is with great sadness....

-from Nukewatch:
SAM DAY, Peace Activist,
October 5, 1926 - January 26, 2001

-from The Progressive:
Sam Day, Peace Activist, Journalist, Lovable Leftist, Dead at 74

Jan 20: from Sam Day:
Trial Charges Dismissed; Activists Leaflet Holocaust Museum

Jan 12: from Rayna Moss:
Israel Confirms Possession of DU Ammunition

Dec 1: from the U.S. Campaign:
An Appeal to Supporters of Mordechai Vanunu

from the Washington Gathering to Free Vanunu:
A Message of Solidarity

Observations and Updates from the Washington Gathering

selected articles from the U.S. Campaign's
Winter 2001 newsletter.

Vanunu Again In and Out of Solitary
Church Calls for Vanunu's Release
TV, Newspapers Show Israeli Nukes on Internet
Leaflets Reveal the Peres Story
Israeli Navy Now Nuclear Capable
Embassy Rally Brings 9 Arrests
Vanunu Hailed as Prophet, Beacon, Friend of Palestinians
Lifelong Peacemaker Receives Vanunu Prize
Supporters Gather for Mordechai Around the World
Anthology of Peace Includes 'I Am Your Spy'
Fulfilling a Commitment

Oct 23: Vigil Anniversary Reports from the U.K. Campaigns:

- From London
- From Salisbury
- From Leicester

Oct 17: from the U.S. Campaign:

Report from Washington D.C., September 26-28

Oct 13: from the Canadian Campaign:

Report from Toronto, September 28

Oct 13: from the Australian Campaign:

Report from Sydney, September 24

Vanunu needs your letters!
The address:

Oct 10: from the Bay Area Campaign:

Report from San Francisco, September 28

Oct 5: from the Israeli Committee to Free Mordechai Vanunu:

Report from Tel-Aviv, October 4

Oct 1: from the London Sunday Times:

Warders Send Vanunu Back to Solitary

Sep 27: from the Israeli Committee to Free Mordechai Vanunu:

An invitation to the Free Vanunu Vigil, Tel-Aviv, Oct 4

Sep 14: from Yedioth Ahronoth:

"I prevented a nuclear disaster in 1963"

Sep 8: from Ha'aretz:

Vanunu Sues Yedioth Ahronoth for Libel

Aug 31: from Al-Ahram Weekly:

Eyes on Dimona

Aug 28: from the International
Free Vanunu Committee:
Biking for Peace - and Vanunu Release

August 18 2000: from the AP:
Israeli Paper Prints Photos of Nuclear Reactor

August 16 2000:
Israel TV Shows Nuke Reactor Photos

selected articles from the U.S. Campaign's
Fall 2000 newsletter.

Report from Ashkelon: When Will They
Let This Good Man Go Free?
Under the Hot Israeli Sun, a
Dynamic Movement Grows
Press Israel on Nukes, U.N. Urged
Letter from Mordechai Sparked Japanese Effort
Closing Dimona Wouldn't Stop Israeli Nukes
Court Rebukes Media For Slanted Report
Peres Defeat May Be Good for Mordechai
Front and Center in the Nation's Capital

The U.S. Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu
Felice Cohen-Joppa, director
P.O. Box 43384
Tucson, AZ 85733 USA
Phone/fax: (520)323-8697

email: freevanunu@mindspring.com


maintained by Gail Beyer Vaughn:  gvaughn@datarealm.com
last updated Feb 14 2001.