End the Silencing of Mordechai Vanunu and Israel’s Nuclear Deceptions
By Eileen Fleming
Exclusive to The Arab Daily News
The current restrictions that deny Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower, Mordechai Vanunu his RIGHT to leave Israel expire May 18, 2014.The silencing of Vanunu began in 1986 on his way to his closed door trial
However, this April 21st marks ten years to the day Vanunu emerged from 18 years in a windowless tomb-sized cell for telling all the truth he knew as a technician on the night shift and providing the photographic proof of Israel’s WMD Facility at Dimona in the Negev.
In this YouTube, Vanunu addresses the crowd on 21 April 2004 and notes the West’s cooperation in Israel’s nuclear deceptions.
The French were responsible for the actual building of the Dimona. The Germans gave the money; they were feeling guilty for the Holocaust, and tried to pay their way out.
President Kennedy tried to stop Israel from building atomic weapons. In 1963, he forced Prime Minister Ben Guirion to admit the Dimona was not a textile plant, as the sign outside proclaimed, but a nuclear plant. The Prime Minister said, ‘The nuclear reactor is only for peace.’
When Johnson became president, he made an agreement with Israel that two senators would come every year to inspect. Before the senators would visit, the Israelis would build a wall to block the underground elevators and stairways. From 1963 to ’69, the senators came, but they never knew about the wall that hid the rest of the Dimona from them.
Nixon stopped the inspections and agreed to ignore the situation. As a result, Israel increased production. In 1986, there were over two hundred bombs. Today, they may have enough plutonium for ten bombs a year.
When Farmworker activist Cesar Chavez was asked the key to peace and justice work, he replied “Public action! Public action! Public action!”
Join TNT/Telling Nuclear TruthsMordechai Vanunu, Nov. 2013, east Jerusalem. Copyright Eileen Fleming
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