Whistleblowers #Free Mordechai Vanunu Prisoner of the Israeli State.

With North Korea very much occupying MSM discourse at the moment, I had been wondering about the State of Israel’s nuclear capabilities and the name Vanunu has re-emerged in my consciousness. I remember the press reports from 1986. Mordechai is 10 years older than me, it is sobering to think he has been a political prisoner since then.


Mordechai Vanunu

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Mordechai Vanunu
Mordechai Vanunu in 2009

Vanunu in 2009
Born October 14, 1954 (age 62)
MarrakeshFrench Morocco
Nationality Israeli
Other names John Crossman
Known for Nuclear whistleblower
Spouse(s) Kristin Joachimsen (m. 2015)
Mordechai Vanunu (Hebrewמרדכי ואנונו‎‎; born 14 October 1954), also known as John Crossman,[1][2] is an Israeli former nuclear technician and peace activist[3] who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel’s nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986.[4] He was subsequently lured to Italy by a Mossad agent, where he was drugged and abducted by Israeli intelligence agents.[4] He was transported to Israel and ultimately convicted in a trial that was held behind closed doors.[4]
Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement. Released from prison in 2004, he became subject to a broad array of restrictions on his speech and movement. Since then he has been arrested several times for violations of those restrictions, including giving various interviews to foreign journalists and attempting to leave Israel. He says he suffered “cruel and barbaric treatment” at the hands of Israeli authorities while imprisoned, and suggests that his treatment would have been different if he had not converted to Christianity from Judaism.[5]
In 2007, Vanunu was sentenced to six months in prison for violating terms of his parole. The sentence was considered unusual even by the prosecution who expected a suspended sentence. In response, Amnesty International issued a press release on 2 July 2007, stating that “The organisation considers Mordechai Vanunu to be a prisoner of conscience and calls for his immediate and unconditional release.”[6]
In May 2010, Vanunu was arrested and sentenced to three months in jail on a charge that he met foreigners in violation of conditions of his 2004 release from jail. Vanunu has been characterized internationally as a whistleblower[7][8] and by Israel as a traitor.[9][10][11][12]
Daniel Ellsberg has referred to him as “the preeminent hero of the nuclear era”.[13]



12 April 2017
Who knows when my freedom will come!.April 6-2017.israel Supreme Court rejected my appeal to end all the restrictions, and to allowed me to leave Israel.they continue to blame me, that I am not respecting, obeying ,these restrictions meeting foreigners,but that what I want ,I want to leave Israel to meet foreigners,.these judges are just following the Gov’ decisions,But no matter what they decided my Freedom must come ,now 31 year waiting 1986-2017, will continue to wait,Freedom from Israel is the way.

I Am Your Whistleblower
by Mordechai Vanunu
I am the clerk, the technician, the mechanic, the driver.
They said, Do this, do that, don’t look left or right,
don’t read the text. Don’t look at the whole machine. You
are only responsible for this one bolt. For this one rubber-stamp.
This is your only concern. Don’t bother with what is above you.
Don’t try to think for us. Go on, drive. Keep going. On, on.

So they thought, the big ones, the smart ones, the futurologists.
There is nothing to fear. Not to worry.
Everything’s ticking just fine.
Our little clerk is a diligent worker. He’s a simple mechanic.
He’s a little man.
Little men’s ears don’t hear, their eyes don’t see.
We have heads, they don’t.

Answer them, said he to himself, said the little man,
the man with a head of his own. Who is in charge? Who knows
where this train is going?
Where is their head? I too have a head.
Why do I see the whole engine,
Why do I see the precipice–
is there a driver on this train?

The clerk driver technician mechanic looked up.
He stepped back and saw — what a monster.
Can’t believe it. Rubbed his eyes and — yes,
it’s there all right. I’m all right. I do see
the monster. I’m part of the system.
I signed this form. Only now I am reading the rest of it.

This bolt is part of a bomb. This bolt is me. How
did I fail to see, and how do the others go on
fitting bolts. Who else knows?
Who has seen? Who has heard? — The emperor really is naked.
I see him. Why me? It’s not for me. It’s too big.

Rise and cry out. Rise and tell the people. You can.
I, the bolt, the technician, mechanic? — Yes, you.
You are the secret agent of the people. You are the eyes of the nation.
Whistleblower, tell us what you’ve seen. Tell us what the insiders, the clever ones, have hidden from us.
Without you, there is only the precipice. Only catastrophe.

I have no choice. I’m a little man, a citizen, one of the people,
but I’ll do what I have to. I’ve heard the voice of my conscience
and there’s nowhere to hide.
The world is small, small for Big Brother.
I’m on your mission. I’m doing my duty. Take it from me.

Come and see for yourselves. Lighten my burden. Stop the train.
Get off the train. The next stop — nuclear disaster. The next book,
the next machine. No. There is no such thing.

-1987, Ashkelon Prison

These are a few of the pictures I took in late 1985, just before I left work at the Dimona reactor. There were about 60 pictures in all. -vmjc

Click on the thumbnail views below to see the full-size photos in this selection.
Thanks to the U.S. Campaign for the descriptions beside each photo.

1) Looking inside a glove box for tooling nuclear materials
2) Looking from outside into a glove box
3) Control panel
4) Control panel
5) Control panel for lithium 6 production
6) Control panel
7) Workshop
8) Looking inside a glove box at lathe for turning precision shaped pieces of plutonium or other components.
9) Laboratory model of nuclear weapons core
10) Looking inside a glove box at models of bomb components or containers for nuclear materials
11) Outside of glove box
12) Plutonium separation plant control room
13) Shielded viewing portal for observing nuclear reactions
14) Production model of nuclear weapons core
15) Production model of nuclear weapons core

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