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.

If an Iraqi nuclear technician in the last decade had come forward to reveal previously unknown information about a secret Iraqi nuclear arsenal, that person would be hailed as a courageous hero. Mordechai Vanunu's act was courageous and heroic. We call on Israel to do the right thing and free him now.

THERE IS STILL TIME TO TELL THEM TO FREE MORDECHAI VANUNU!

NEW MARCH 14 2003: SIGN THE INTERNATIONAL PETITION TO FREE MORDECHAI VANUNU


April 22, 2004.

If you can believe the word of the state of Israel, that is the day that Mordechai Vanunu will be released from prison for the crime of telling the world the truth about his government's secret nuclear weapons program.

The release date was first told to Mordechai's brother Asher, a Jerusalem school administrator, by officials at Ashkelon Prison, and was recently confirmed to representatives of the British Campaign to Free Vanunu by the Israeli Embassy in London. The date is just five months short of his full 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.


VANUNU'S PHOTOS OF DIMONA - 1985

“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

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 




Selected articles from the Summer 2003 newsletter:

A message from the U.S. Campaign Coordinator

Our January Trip to Israel

Israel's Secret Weapon

Parole Denied Again

Another Nobel Nomination

Trial in D.C.

New Petition to Free Vanunu

European MPs Support Dr. Mordechai Vanunu

Shorts


 


Vanunu needs your letters!
The address:
DR. MORDECHAI VANUNU
ASHKELON PRISON
ASHKELON ISRAEL

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE HOLDING VIGILS THIS WEEK TO MARK THE 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KIDNAPPING AND IMPRISONMENT OF ISRAELI WHISTLEBLOWER MORDECHAI VANUNU.

Sep 25 2003: from the U.S. Campaign:
The list of upcoming Free Vanunu vigils all around the world

PLEASE JOIN US.....

Aug 29 2003: from the World Tribune:
IAEA Conference to Discuss Israeli Nukes for the First Time

Aug 28 2003: from Inspired Agitators:
A Poster Honoring Vanunu

June 28 2003: The BBC's rebroadcast of Israel's Secret Weapon causes quite the stir!

June 29 2003: from Ha'aretz:
Israel Cuts Off Ties with BBC

June 26 2003: about the rebroadcast:
The first Mid-East inspector of Weapons of Mass Destruction, was from the "wrong" country!

April 21 2003: from CommonDreams.org:
MSNBC Reveals Facts on Israel's Weapons of Mass Destruction

 

March 19 2003: from Rayna Moss:
Transcript of the Parole Committee's Decision

March 17 2003: from Minnesota Public Radio:
Couple Makes Anti-Nuclear Stance a Family Affair

March 16 2003: from the BBC:
Israeli Nuclear 'Power' Exposed

March 16 2003: from Ha'aretz:
Israel Considers Protesting BBC Show on 'Secret Weapons'

March 15 2003: two from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Star Tribune:
St. Paul Couple Adopts Their Way into Controversy over Israeli Spy
St. Paul Couple at Vortex of Israeli Prisoner Saga

March 12 2003: from the BBC:
BBC Program About Mordechai Vanunu to Air March 16th:
'Israel's Secret Weapon'

February 16 2003: from Rayna Moss:
Vanunu Denied Parole by Court - Must Serve Entire Sentence

February 16 2003: from the New York Times:
Birthday Thoughts from Yoko Ono  

February 1 2003: from Fredrik Heffermehl:
Thoughts from the Norwegian Campaign

January 31 2003: from Counterpunch:
The Case of Mordechai Vanunu

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


January 2003: From the British Campaign:

Weekly Vigils in London


Make a Donation!


PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HELD VIGILS ON OR AROUND SEPTEMBER 30 2003 TO MARK THE 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KIDNAPPING AND IMPRISONMENT OF ISRAELI WHISTLEBLOWER MORDECHAI VANUNU.

VIGIL REPORTS:

-from wellington
-from sydney
-from sydney's Australian Associated Press
-from hiroshima
-from tel aviv
-from tel aviv, part 2
-from budapest
-from london
-from dublin
-from oslo
-from tromsø
-from brussels
-from lisbon
-from washington d.c.
-from toronto
-from duluth
-from san francisco
-from vancouver

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 April 2 2004.