'Israel's Secret Weapon' to air Sunday March 16

NEW!!! A BBC program about imprisoned nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu. This program will premier on Saturday, March 15, 2003 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in the U.K., and will then be shown on BBC.

Israel's Secret Weapon
Sunday 16th March, 19:15

As the United States and Britain prepare to wage war on Iraq, for its undisclosed weapons of mass destruction, nothing is said of Israel's nuclear, biological and chemical capabilities which remain un-inspected. Iraqi scientists are being asked to disclose Iraq's secret arsenal; meanwhile Mordechai Vanunu has been incarcerated for 16 year for exposing Israel's secret nuclear bomb factory to the world. Vanunu is seen as a traitor in his own country, has been abandoned by most of his family and has spent 11 years in solitary confinement. Today only an American couple who have legally adopted him are among the few visitors he is permitted.

Reporter Olenka Frenkiel and Producer Giselle Portenier tell the story of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel's wall of silence.

Reporter: Elena Frenkiel
Producer: Giselle Portenier
Editor: Karen O'Connor