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The New York Times and Vanunu's Christmas APPEAL for Freedom from Israel

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The response from the NY Times to the following two exclusive submissions regarding Vanunu's Christmas Day APPEAL for Freedom from Israel was the Auto-Reply that they were received.

From now until Christmas Day, I will be TWEETING the short link to this post to the NY TIMES and other Media outlets hoping they will REPORT on Vanunu's Supreme Court Appeal, because ALL were missing in action for Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH TRIAL which began in January 2006 and culminated in 78 days back in solitary in 2010-essentially for speaking to foreign media in 2004!

I learned about Vanunu while researching my first historical novel and wrote him into the Chapter THANKSGIVING EVE 1987

A few months later, I met Vanunu during my first of 8 journeys to both sides of The Wall in Israel Palestine and wrote that experience in the Chapter 16 Days in Israel Palestine

The last time I saw Vanunu
was a week before Thanksgiving 2013:

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One correction I have repeatedly addressed on the WWW is the legend of Cindy/Cheryl and the “honey trap”:

When I asked Vanunu what he was thinking when he took off with Cindy, he maintained eye contact and readily replied,

“It wasn’t like THAT-when Maxwell’s paper published my photo without ever talking to me and some of the stolen Dimona photos with a very bad story against me, I knew the Mossad was after me. Cindy said she had a sister in Rome and I thought I would be safe there until I could return to London.

“We went to movies and art galleries. I trusted her.

"But, as soon as I got into the apartment, I was hit on the head and drugged. When I woke up and they took me for interrogation, they threw the Times article on the table and said, ‘Look, what you did.’ I was so relieved they had published it and that I had done what I did.”

What 'Cindy' did was masquerade as an American beautician on holiday in London. In reality, 'Cindy' was the American Mossad agent, Cheryl Hanin Bentov who was using her sister-in-laws passport!

It is illegal under American-Israeli diplomatic protocols for the Mossad to operate in America.

MY Submissions to The New York Times:

Nov. 6, 2013
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Dear New York Times, 



As the current leader of the International Cause dedicated to help free Mordechai Vanunu, I am informing you of Mordechai Vanunu's mid December Appeal.

On 6 December, Vanunu wrote: "Court hearing against the restrictions not to leave Israel, schedule hearing in the Supreme court will be Dec' 16, 2013. The same Appeal was in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The court can send me free and end all this case from 1986-2013."

In 1986, Israel kidnapped Vanunu from Rome and after a closed door trial, convicted him of espionage and treason. 

Although released on 21 April 2004, Israel has denied Vanunu the right to  "get on the first plane out of here."



In 1985, Vanunu suffered a crisis of conscience, when he realized he was "a bolt" in the manufacturing of WMD.

After a supervisor carelessly left the keys in the shower room, Vanunu seized his opportunity to document top secret locations within Israel's 7-story underground nuclear facility and he spent a few intense hours doing just that!



View Vanunu's photos of the Dimona at his YouTube Channel:


A few months later, Vanunu leaves Israel and travels throughout Europe with the two rolls of undeveloped film. 

After meeting Peter Hounam, a reporter for the London Sunday Times, Vanunu shares all he knew in his position as a mid-level technician and the two develop the film.



A total of 1,200 pages of transcript of Vanunu's closed door trial have been released. 


Defense witness Peter Hounam stated, "We did not pay him money, but only covered his expenses...Money did not motivate him." 



During my conversations with Vanunu beginning in 2005, he told me:

"All the secrets I had were published in 1989 in an important book, by [Nuclear Physicist] Frank Barnaby, The Invisible Bomb: Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East."

Barnaby testified, "I found Vanunu very straightforward about his motives for violating Israel's secrecy laws he explained to me that he believed that both the Israeli and the world public had the right to know about the information he passed on. He seemed to me to be acting ideologically.

"Israel's political leaders have, he said, consistently lied about Israel's nuclear-weapons programme and he found this unacceptable in a democracy.


"The knowledge that Vanunu had about Israel's nuclear weapons, about the operations at Dimona, and about security at Dimona could not be of any use to anyone today. He left Dimona in October 1985."

Vanunu also told me:



“Did you know that 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.’

“Kennedy insisted on an open internal inspection. He wrote letters demanding that Ben Guirion open up the Dimona for inspection.

“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.

“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.”

Contact Vanunu through his website HERE

Most sincerely.
Eileen Fleming ###

November 9, 2013

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Dear New York Times,

Photo of Mordechai Vanunu, by me 24 November 2013, east Jerusalem.
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As the current leader of the international cause dedicated to free Mordechai Vanunu I write to alert you that on 9 December, Vanunu wrote:

"Changes in date, Court hearing against the restrictions not to leave Israel, schedule hearing in the Supreme court will be Dec' 25, 2013, moved from the Dec' 16, the same Appeal was 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The court can send me free and end all this case from 1986-2013."

The restrictions that have subjected Vanunu to 24/7 surveillance [his movements, phone calls and emails] since he emerged from 18 years behind bars on 21 April 2004, come from the Emergency Defense Regulations, which were implemented by Britain against Palestinians and Jews after World War II.



Attorney Yaccov Shapiro, who later became Israel's Minister Of Justice, described the Emergency Defense Regulations as "unparalleled in any civilized country: there were no such laws in Nazi Germany."

View Vanunu moments after emerging from 18 years behind bars:



On 2 October 2009, The Washington Times reported that President Obama agreed to keep Israel's nukes 'secret' and reaffirmed a 4-decade-old understanding that has allowed Israel to keep a nuclear arsenal without opening it to international inspections.



Three officials spoke on the condition that they not be named because they were discussing private conversations, but all said Obama pledged to maintain the agreement when he first hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in May 2009.

On 24, November 2006, Vanunu wrote:



"My lawyer succeeded to reveal a few very important facts: This General of the Army also was not allowed to see all the secrets that he is required to protect by these restrictions that they claim I know them. So, he gave orders of restrictions without knowing what he is protecting or that he is also following orders blindly, and Mossad Sheen Bet using its authority for just punishing me.

"He testified that it is not a crime for me to talk with foreigners in general anywhere. He testified that I can speak freely to any Israeli citizens about anything; it is not his concern what I am saying to them. These Israelis can give this information to any foreigners. It was difficult for the Judge to understand why this dichotomy exits between foreigners and Israelis. It means that it is not about secrecy but about something else."




In 2004, Yossi Melman wrote for Haaretz:

"This is the secret that hasn't yet been told in the affair: the story of the security fiasco that made it possible for Vanunu to do what he did, and the story of the subsequent attempts at cover-up, whitewashing and protection of senior figures in the defense establishment, who were bent on divesting themselves of responsibility for the failure."


Will the New York Times shine a light on Israel's Nuclear Whistle Blower's nearly 10 year struggle for freedom from Israel before his Christmas Day appeal?

Most sincerely,
Eileen Fleming,
TNT

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