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On 7 July 2005, in response to her first of eight trips to both sides of The Wall in Israel Palestine, Eileen Fleming established WeAreWideAwake; which was archived on 4 April 2014. This site was established for Eileen's run for US HOUSE in 2012. In January 2014, she became the first non-Arab on staff at The Arab Daily News. Eileen's fifth book Getting Older Yet Better: PILATES, Gentle Yin, Yoga Nidra and Tai-Chi is offered here as a Public Service.
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On Christmas Day, Mordechai Vanunu wrote: "Dec' 25. The judges hear my lawyer, also hear secret evidence. They will decide later." I asked, "How much time does the Prosecution need before they realize the only way Vanunu can harm Israel is with Bad PR? “Or is SECURITY so stupid to miss the facts on the WWW proving that the longer 'the only democracy in the Middle East' denies V his RIGHT to fade into the world the greater the Legend of V will grow at TNT/FREE Vanunu at Causes and FREE Vanunu at Facebook.”
Vanunu replied, "Until Freedom Now First wait and see, we don't know yet what the judged will decide, it will come in few weeks."
On 22 December 2013, I emailed Vanunu with SUBJECT:
PLEASE FORWARD THE ATTACHED TO YOUR LAWYER Hi V,Please also tell him at the same time I sent copies of my V book to Bibi and Peres I sent a box of 38 to the Knesset.
I received a hand written note from a person in "Archives" telling me they could not hand them out but my representative was welcome to- sorry i did not photo that note and neither did i save it.On 17 December, I emailed Vanunu:Please tell your Defense team that Vanunu never asked, influenced, encouraged or 'orchestrated anything' with this American who has always acted independently compelled by my conscience to tell all the truth I know as a public service:At TwitterIn my books In hundreds of articles and in my first run for US HOUSE I also would be happy to testify to that in any court.###
Haaretz quoted Vanunu’s attorney, “You should be aware that interest in him in Israel is very limited. There’s an organized group that thinks he’s a serious person, that he’s a person who should be heard.”On 25 December 2013, part of Vanunu’s Appeal took place only in the presence of the judges and state representatives, Vanunu had to leave the courtroom!During Vanunu’s FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial, he explained this peculiarity on 22 February 2006, after it was revealed in Court that Israel had asked Microsoft to hand over all the details of his Hotmail account eluding that Vanunu was being investigated for espionage. Vanunu wrote: "Microsoft obeyed the orders and gave them all the details, three months before I was arrested and my computers were confiscated. It is strange to ask Microsoft to give this information before obtaining the court order to listen to my private conversations. It means they wanted to go through my emails in secret, or maybe, with the help of the secret services, the Shaback, Mossad."The State came to the court with two special secret Government orders; Hisaion [documents or information that are deemed confidential by the government and kept from the court, the defendant, and lawyers.] “This allows the prosecution to keep documents related to my court hearing secret. One was from the Minister for Interior Security and one from the Minister of Defense. "The policeman did not have any answers and said that he brought all the evidence to the court. When Sfard [Vanunu's attorney] asked him again about any material related to the espionage charge, the policeman had no answers. "Sfard proved that the police had misled the judges who gave the orders to arrest me: to search my room, to go through my email, to confiscate my computers and misled Microsoft to believe they are helping in a case of espionage." On 2 October 2009, The Washington Times reported that 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 July 29, 2010, I received my first response from Israel to my many letters, in a PDF file:My Response to the State of Israel Ministry of Justice The Human Rights and Foreign Relations Department follows –and it also ENDED our conversation.Dear Sir/Madam,Ref: 952Thank you for your letter dated July 21, 2010, that I received in my Gmail on July 29th.I would now like to address all "relevant authorities" and the State of Israel Ministry of Justice The Human Rights and Foreign Relations Department regarding points 1-13: On April 30, 2007, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, convicted Vanunu on 14 [out of 21] counts of violating a court order prohibiting him from speaking to foreign journalists in 2004.
Vanunu was also convicted for traveling the four miles from Jerusalem to Bethlehem when he hoped to attend Christmas Eve mass at the Church of the Nativity, his first Christmas after being released from 18 years in jail [most of it in solitary] on April 21, 2004.
On July 2, 2007, Israel sentenced Vanunu to six more months in jail for speaking to foreign media in 2004.
On September 23, 2008, the Jerusalem District Court reduced Vanunu’s six-month jail sentence for speaking with foreign media in 2004, to three months: "In light of his ailing health and the absence of claims that his actions put the country’s security in jeopardy." After appealing that sentence, the Israeli Supreme Court returned Vanunu to jail on May 23, 2010, after they refused his counter-offer to do three-months of community service in Arab east Jerusalem, the only community he has known since 21 April 2004. The Court insisted Vanunu must serve in west Jerusalem, which is 99% Jewish-populated, but Vanunu refused fearing attacks by those who consider him a traitor. The restrictions that have subjected Vanunu to 24/7 surveillance-his movements, phone calls and emails- 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." Israel also kidnapped Vanunu in 1986, but Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states: "No one shall he subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention", including abduction of a person by agents of one state to another state.
Vanunu was charged with and convicted of treason and espionage. Section 99 of the Israeli Penal Code, treason is defined as "an act calculated to assist (an enemy) in time of war...delivering information with the intention that it fall into the hands of the enemy."
Section 113 defines aggravated espionage as "deliver(ing) any secret information without being authorized to do so and with intent to impair the security of the state" and a sub-clause provides for a penalty of seven years for the unauthorized collection, preparation, recording or holding of secret information; if this is done with intent to impair the security of the state and then, the penalty is increased to 15 years. 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." On 24 April 2004, which was three days after Vanunu was released from 18 years in a windowless tomb sized cell jail for providing the photographic proof and telling the truth about Israel's clandestine seven story underground WMD Program in the Negev, Uri Avnery wrote: "Everybody understands that he has no more secrets. What can a technician know after 18 years in jail, during which technology has advanced with giant steps? "But gradually it becomes clear what the security establishment is really afraid of. Vanunu is in a position to expose the close partnership with the United States in the development of Israel's nuclear armaments.
"This worries Washington so much, that the man responsible in the State Department for 'arms control', Under-Secretary John Bolton, has come to Israel in person for the occasion. Vanunu, it appears, can cause severe damage to the mighty super-power.
"The Americans, it seems, are very worried. The Israeli security services have to dance to their tune. The world must be prevented by all available means from hearing, from the lips of a credible witness, that the Americans are full partners in Israel's nuclear arms program, while pretending to be the world's sheriff for the prevention of nuclear proliferation."Also 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. “The 18-year prison term to which Vanunu was sentenced is almost exactly the same period as that in which Yehiel Horev has served as chief of internal security in the defense establishment [who has been] involved in the affair as deputy chief of security at the Defense Ministry, and also after Vanunu's abduction and arrest, as a member of an investigative commission.
"Shortly after taking office as chief of security at the Defense Ministry, Horev began to take punitive measures to hobble Vanunu. He is responsible for the harsh conditions in which Vanunu was held, which included years in solitary confinement, and the sharp limitations on the number of visitors he could have…[and has fought] a rearguard battle to prevent Vanunu from leaving Israel and to place him under supervision and restrictions that will be tantamount to house arrest. “Horev has always been considered the strictest of all the security chiefs in Israel, especially in regard to the protection of institutions such as the Dimona facility and the Biological Institute. He is apprehensive that if Vanunu goes abroad, he will continue to be a nuisance by stimulating the public debate over Israel's nuclear policy and the nuclear weapons he says Israel possesses.
“All the hyperactivity being displayed by Horev and those who support his approach is intended only to divert attention from what has not yet been revealed: the security blunders and their cover-ups." ###The ONLY way Vanunu can harm Israel is with Bad PR.The longer Israel denies Vanunu his inalienable right to leave 'the only democracy in the Middle East' the following organizations will persist to tell the truth about Israel's Nuclear Deceptions and grow the Legend of Vanunu UNTIL the day there is a FREE VANUNU!TNT/FREE VANUNUFREE MORDECHAI VANUNU
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