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. Even Dimona workers are now drawing attention to unsafe working conditions that are causing cancers and other illnesses.

But Mordechai, sad to say, has sixteen months 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.


More of Vanunu's Story

The Campaign for His Release

Four hundred and forty-nine.

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 comes 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.

But Mordechai should not have to spend another day in prison for his brave act of whistleblowing.

Israel once claimed that the transcript of Vanunu's closed door trial was so sensitive it could never be made public. But several years ago, bending to public pressure, it released most of the trial record and permitted the Knesset's first open debate on nuclear secrecy. And now, although Israel still officially denies that it has a nuclear arsenal, government censors are allowing increased coverage of the once taboo topic in Israel's mainstream media.

Pressure from his supporters in America and around the world 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.

In the new global war climate, and with escalating conflict in the Middle East, Mordechai Vanunu's message of nuclear abolition resonates ever more loudly.

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


“One of my great encouragement and happiness in the first year [in prison] was to know that all London was covered by all those [censored]; the very secret place underground had become papers for covering dead fish and meat in the markets and so on; the most secrets that no one hear or saw, now they are equal to wrapping or just garbage papers. The secret of the building and the [nuclear weapons] secrets collapsed without any bombs, without killing anyone. That was the great power of a nonviolent act.”
-Mordechai Vanunu, March 12, 2002, on the publication of his photos in 1986 in the London Sunday Times

Selected articles from the
U.K. Campaign's Summer 2002 newsletter:

Weekly Vigils in London

Keep Up the Pressure!

New Early Day Motion

Recent Media Support

Mordechai's Future

Prime Ministers Sneak Out

Mr. Vanunu's Progress

May 16 2002: from Portugal:
New Vanunu Website

May 15 2002: from Rayna Moss:
Vanunu: In Good Spirits

May 13 2002: from the Washington Post:
Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower in Court

Feb 7 2002: Mordechai Writes to a Young Supporter

Jan 23 2002: from Rayna Moss:
Workers' Strike at Dimona Reactor

Jan 18 2002: from Rayna Moss:
Dimona Death Factory Exposed

Jan 9 2002: from the US Campaign:
Spreading the Word in Canada

January 4 2002: from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation:
Top Five List of Nuclear Secrets Revealed in 2001

Dec 29 2001: from Anton Kuerti - and a reply from Mordechai

December 26 2001: from the Telegraph:
Israel Reveals Secrets of How It Gained Bomb

Dec 15 2001: from Fredrik Heffermehl:
News from Norway - Tromsø Speeches Now Available

November 23 2001: from the Globe:
Lifting the Veil on How Israelis Got the A-Bomb

November 11 2001: from Rayna Moss:
Mother V, A Story About Loyalty

November 10 2001: from Rayna Moss:
Two Films of Interest

November 6 2001: from Rayna Moss:
Vanunu: 'I Want to Be Free'

Selected articles from the
U.S. Campaign's Winter 2001-2002 newsletter:

Vanunu Supporters Vigil Around the World

Visiting Our Son

Tenth Anniversary Vigil

What One Person Can Do

Nuke Weapon News On Israeli TV

Please Write Dr. Vanunu

Vanunu needs your letters!
The address:

Jan 29 2003: from Fredrik Heffermehl:
Vanunu Nominated for 2003 Nobel Peace Prize

Jan 23 2003: from Rayna Moss:
Parole Hearing for Vanunu Held Jan 21; Results Awaited Feb. 16

Jan 17 2003: from Rayna Moss:
The Eoloffs Barely Manage a Visit

Jan 6 2003:
Vanunu's Parole Hearing December 31

December 2002: from Canada:
The Vanunu Trust Fund (Canada)

December 6 2002:
Phil Berrigan, Anti-War Activist, 1923-2002

Dec 1 2002: from the London Sunday Times:
Secret Agents Stop Parole for Vanunu

Nov 25 2002:
Vanunu Again Denied Parole

October Parole Hearing Postponed

October 11 2002: from ACDN, France:
Request for the Release of Mordecai Vanunu

(October 16 2002: new picture of Mordechai now included)
October 9: from Rayna Moss:
Vanunu Eager to be Free

October 9 2002: from Ha'aretz:
Vanunu: Peres Told More About Israel's Nuclear Secrets Than I Ever Did

September 28 - October 2 2002:
Worldwide Vigil Reports
New December 5: Extra Photos from Portual

late September 2002: from Spain:
2002 Francisca Mateos Award Goes to Vanunu
New December 5: Announcement of The Award

October 4 2002: from the Guardian:
Israel's Arms Inspector

September 30 2002: from the Israeli Committe to Free Vanunu:
A letter to the United Nations

September 28 2002: from Daniel Ellsberg:
A Tribute to Mordechai Vanunu

September 23 2002:
Notes from the U.S. Campaign

August 9 2002:
Vanunu Selected for 2002 Nuclear-Free Future Award
Selected articles from the
U.S. Campaign's Fall 2002 newsletter:

International Vigils Call for Vanunu's Release

Our Journey to St. Petersburg, Russia, and Ashkelon, Israel

Ellsberg Hails Vanunu as "Preeminent Hero of the Nuclear Era"

October Parole Hearing Postponed

Vanunu's Fight for Peace Recognized

Letter to Kofi Annan


Selected articles from the
U.S. Campaign's Summer 2002 newsletter:

A Message from the U.S. Campaign's Coordinator

Vigil for Freedom for Mordechai Vanunu - September 30, 2002

Two Visits With Our Son in Prison

Now Online: Vanunu's Photos of Israel's Secret Nuclear Arsenal

Israeli General Escapes Nuclear Espionage Conviction

A Day in Court

Sam Day Memorial Peacemaker Award Goes to Vanunu

Nuclear Watchdog Network Honors Sam Day

July 25 2002: from the AP:
Nuclear Whistle-Blower Vanunu Loses Fight to See British Lawyers

July 26 2002: from
Constructive Dissent (Slouching Toward Apocalypse)

June 15 2002: from the Washington Post:
Israel Has Sub-Based Atomic Arms Capability

June 17 2002: from Iton Tel Aviv:
'We are already planning for Mordechai a freedom party in London'

June 7 2002:
The Eoloffs Respond to the Guardian

June 5 2002: from the Guardian:
Our Son, the Rebel

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


maintained by Gail Beyer Vaughn:
last updated January 29 2003.