to Free

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 three 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.


Eight hundred and eighty-four.

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 comes 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.

Then-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 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 on the current Sharon administration can shorten Vanunuís suffering and strengthen the cause of nuclear abolition.


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

Selected articles from the
U.S. Campaign's Fall 2001 newsletter:

Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem Visits Vanunu

World-Wide 'Free Vanunu' Vigils Protest 15 Years in Prison

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Anniversary Protest in D.C. Calls for Free for Vanunu

Statement of the Atlantic Life Community at the Israeli Embassy

Knesset Member Issues Hiroshima Day Appeal to Pardon Vanunu

Benjamin Netanyahu, Nuclear Traitor?

Mordechai as Cultural Icon

Israeli-Made Drama about the Vanunu Case

Noam Chomsky on Vanunu

from the World Conference of Mayors for Peace

Selected articles from the
U.S. Campaign's Summer 2001 newsletter:

Vanunu Awarded Honorary Doctorate at Norwegian University

Text of the Petition from the University of Tromsoe

Prison Authorities Continue to Harass Vanunu

News from Israel Brings Attention to Nuclear Secrecy

Vanunu on Israeli Prime Time Television

A Thank You from Mordechai

An Appeal

Apr 22: from the Norwegian campaign:

Vanunu to be Named Doctor of Honour at Tromsoe University

March 18: from the London Sunday Times:

Vanunu Parole Hopes Dashed

Apr 4: from the Bay Area Campaign:

Circulate the petition to support nomination of Vanunu for the Nobel Peace Prize

Selected articles from the
U.S. Campaign's Spring 2001 newsletter:

Embassy Charges Dropped; Leafletters Head to Holocaust Museum

Our Visits With Mordechai

Vanunu Again Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Vanunu: Humanist of the Year

Sam Day, 1926 - 2001

U.S. Campaign Moves to Arizona

Revised Brochure, New Booklets Available

Artists Contribute to Vanunu Campaign

Thank You!

Nov 11:
Two Recent Films from Israeli TV

Nov. 6:
Mordechai Vanunu: I Want to Be Free

Sept 30: from the London Sunday Times:
Rabbis Call for Vanunu Release

Sept 27: from Ha'aretz:
Rabbis From Europe and Israel Ask Katsav to Pardon Vanunu

Sept 28: from Daniel Rohrlich:
Text of the Rabbis' Appeal

(a photo from the Hiroshima Vigil, Sep 30 2001)

Reports from the Worldwide Vigils for Vanunu, Sep 25 - 30:

-from New Zealand
-from Hiroshima
-from Australia
-from New Delhi
-from Chennai
-from Jerusalem
-from London
-from Portugal
-from Norway
-from Washington DC
-from San Francisco

Sept 21: We are reprinting three poems by Mordechai, for use in the upcoming vigils.
Hiroshima - 50 Years
The Agent Who Didn't Come Back from the Cold
Buried Alive

updated Sept 13: from the UK Campaign:

24-Hour Worldwide Vigil Planned for Vanunu

received Aug 28: from Mordechai Vanunu:

A Message of Hope

Aug 28: from the Bay Area Campaign:

An Invitation to the Bay Area Vigil for Vanunu

Aug 8: from Rayna Moss:

On Hiroshima Day - KM Urges Pardon for Vanunu

Jul 26: from Jerusalem:

Clergy Visit Mordechai Vanunu

Jul 18: from London:

New Vanunu Book Published

May 27: from The Sunday Times:

Vanunu Faces Internal Exile

May 12: from Ha'aretz:

Crackdown by the Defense Ministry Security Department

May 8: from Reuters:

Cancer victims protest at Israel's nuclear plant

Feb. 2001: reprinted from The (LA) Catholic Agitator:

An Interview with Sam Day

Adopting Mordechai Vanunu

Vanunu needs your letters!
The address:

The U.S. Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu
Felice Cohen-Joppa, coordinator
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 November 19 2001.