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14 Apr, 2012

U.S. Congressional Candidate Calls for Release of Israeli Nuclear Whistleblower


New York, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 – 21 April 2012, marks the first day in the 9th year since Mordechai Vanunu, Israel’s Nuclear Whistle Blower emerged from 18 years in a windowless tomb sized cell after telling the truth and providing the photographic proof that led nuclear physicists to conclude Israel had manufactured upwards of 200 nuclear warheads by 1986.

The Facebook Cause Free Mordechai Vanunu with 5,417 current members has issued a Global Call for Public Action for Vanunu’s freedom: http://www.causes.com/causes/523841-free-mordechai-vanunu/about

Among the few, thoughtful, committed citizens of the world who have been calling for Vanunu’s Freedom is Author, reporter and a 2012 candidate for US House of Representatives from Florida, Eileen Fleming.

Eileen will be at Strawberry Fields, Central Park, New York City, at noon on 21 April and will read excerpts from her third book, “BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu’s Freedom of Speech Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010” and answer questions regarding her seven trips to Israel Palestine since 2005.

Eileen believes as did thirty-six members of the US House of Representatives, who in 1999 signed a letter to President Clinton calling for Vanunu’s release from prison because they believed, “we have a duty to stand up for men and women like Mordechai Vanunu who dare to articulate a brighter vision for humanity.”

President Clinton responded with a public statement expressing concern for Vanunu and the need for Israel and other non-parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty to adhere to it and accept IAEA safeguards.

When Helen Thomas asked President Obama about Middle East Nuclear Weapons, he said he did not want to “speculate” but the State Department has reams of documentation regarding Israel’s Nuclear Weapons and Vanunu told Fleming:

“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.”

On 18 March 2012, Vanunu wrote, “the way to prevent any war with Iran is By demanding, making many programs about Vanunu’s Freedom now struggle, and publishing again all the interviews, Videos, and Dimona Photos. Telling Israel the first step in the Path for M.E. disarmament is let Vanunu go NOW!!”

LEARN MORE at Vanunu’s YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6CZqLjyWQs