Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” stars Meryl Streep portraying Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of The Washington Post.
In response to my first of eight trips to both sides of Israel’s Wall in Palestine, this American female established WeAreWideAwake.org, produced “30 Minutes with Vanunu” which streams at YouTube and wrote the screenplay “This American and Israel’s Nuclear Whistleblower VANUNU Mordechai”
By Eileen Fleming
The official blurb for “The Post” states:
With help from editor Ben Bradlee, Graham races to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spans three decades and four U.S. presidents. Together, they must overcome their differences as they risk their careers — and very freedom — to help bring long-buried truths to light.
I will wait to see “The Post” until it streams at HBO, Netflix or Amazon because I could write books about massive cover-ups of government secrets that span FIVE decades and have HERE!
On Monday Professor Hamid Dabashi wrote for Aljazeera, “The Post and the perils of the freedom of the press” from which I excerpt:
One year into the presidency of Donald Trump, American journalism is in deep trouble. It is fair to say this trouble is in fact not limited to American journalism and extends to the very institution of journalism in general – in the US or anywhere else for that matter…
Compared with the age of the Internet and WikiLeaks revelations, [“The Post’s] period of American journalism is now something of an ancient history…
Daniel Ellsberg, a former Marine analyst, had brought the Pentagon Papers to the attention of both The Times and The Post as an act of patriotic duty. Celebrating Ellsberg at a time when Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and Julian Assange, or Mordechai Vanunu in Israel, are actively criminalized is a piece of wistful hypocrisy…
In 2005, this American made her first of 8 trips to both sides of Israel’s Wall. While in Jerusalem a serendipitous encounter with Mordechai Vanunu led to a series of UNCENSORED interviews available online such as:
Latest Vanunu NEWS HERE
“This American and VANUNU Mordechai” SCREENPLAY is available for Stephen Spielberg’s consideration at FilmFreeway HERE!
And at InkTip HERE
“This American and VANUNU Mordechai”
True story of a middle aged American who realizes her childhood dream of being a reporter in 2005, after a serendipitous meeting in Jerusalem with Mordechai VANUNU, Israel’s nuclear whistle-blower who had been freed from 18 yrs. behind bars in 2004, under restrictions including he not speak to foreigners.
TRUE STORY based on this American’s 2005 interviews with Mordechai VANUNU, Israel’s nuclear whistle-blower who was convicted of treason and espionage in 1986. In 2004, Vanunu was released after 18 years behind bars under restrictions including he not speak to foreigners.
In 1986, VANUNU provided London’s SUNDAY TIMES two rolls of film he shot from Top Secret locations within Israel’s Dimona nuclear facility during a few harrowing hours while working the night shift as a nuclear technician.
After leaving Israel, VANUNU and his undeveloped film arrive in Australia where he converts to Christianity. After VANUNU shares his story of Israel’s nuclear program with the Anglican congregation, he connects with Peter Hounam, investigative reporter from London’s SUNDAY TIMES.
After nuclear physicists interview VANUNU in London for three days, Mossad lures him to Rome and kidnaps him on 30 September 1986. On October 5, London’s SUNDAY TIMES runs a front-page story with a three page spread including many of the photos VANUNU shot while in Top Secret locations within Israel’s nuclear facility.
A serendipitous meeting with VANUNU after this American’s gut wrenching day in Hebron begins and wraps up this movie based on stories VANUNU shared about his Orthodox Jewish childhood, adolescence, crisis of faith, army service, university activism, obtaining photos from Top Secret locations, leaving Israel, being kidnapped by Mossad in Rome and transported back to Israel for a closed door trial and 18 years behind bars mostly in solitary confinement.
On 14 Nov. 2017, Vanunu’s 12th Supreme Court appeal to end all restrictions was denied with the claim Vanunu still has “secrets” about Israel’s WMD.
Before the events of 11 Sept. 2001, I was a comfortably numb Christian. That day was the catalyst that began my research of USA Middle East polices and to journey 8 times throughout the Holy Land beginning in 2005.
In 2005, I founded WeAreWideAwake.org in response to my first trip to Israel.
In 2006, I became the lone reporter in the world to document VANUNU’s second historic trial and ongoing struggle to leave Israel.
In 2012, I ran for US House of Rep. as an independent candidate.
In 2013, I became the first NON-Arab correspondent for USA’s TheArabDailyNews
Eileen Fleming, Senior Non-Arab Correspondent for USA’s TADN writes HERE
Eileen Fleming produced the UNCENSORED “30 Minutes with Vanunu” Mordechai, Israel’s nuclear whistleblower
Contact her HERE
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