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February 7, 2009
February 7, 2009: In yesterday's email, Vanunu sent the links to the day of his release from 18 years in a windowless tomb sized cell, April 21, 2004 and delivered the following statement: This April 21st the 5th year of restrictions against VANUNU that deny him the RIGHT to leave the state, the RIGHT to speak to foreigners expire.
 




I'm not speaking in Hebrew. If Israel doesn't let me speak to foreigners I am not speaking in Hebrew. I am Mordechai Vanunu, the man behind the Sunday Times article from 5 October 1986. The article about Israel's nuclear weapons.

I was kidnapped in Rome, Italy by Israel's spy on 13 September and I was brought to Israel, arrived at... prison on 7 October. I was here in the prison from 7 October 1986 until today, 17-and-a-half years in very cruel, barbaric treatment by Israel's spy [agency] Mossad.

I am not harming Israel. I am not interested in Israel

This prison is guided and controlled by Mossad. The guards are only obeying orders of Mossad. In this prison you have a Section 7 [run] by the Mossad.

To all those who are calling me a traitor I am saying I am proud and happy to do what I did. I am very glad that I succeeded to do what I did... I don't have any secrets.

All this bullshit, blah blah blah, about secrets, is dead. My case is dead. The article was published. There are no more secrets. All the secrets were published and is in the hand of the whole world. All the world, every state, 180 states received these secrets. I am now ready to start my life.

I am not harming Israel. I am not interested in Israel. I want to tell you something very important. I suffered here 18 years because I am a Christian, because I was baptised into Christianity. If I was a Jew I wouldn't have all this suffering here in isolation for 18 years. Only because I was a Christian man.

I didn't say Israel should not exist. But Vanunu Mordechai says we don't need a Jewish state. Vanunu Mordechai doesn't want to live in Israel and doesn't need a Jewish state. It's for Jewish people to solve the problems with the Palestinians...

I said to the Shabak [Shin Bet - internal security services], the Mossad, you didn't succeed to break me, you didn't succeed to make me crazy...

Israel doesn't need nuclear arms, especially now that all the Middle East is free from nuclear arms

I want the president of the United States, George Bush, and Tony Blair and Gerhard Schroeder, Vladimir Putin, all the leaders to do for my release from Israel, to leave Israel and now this day all those leaders should deal and speak about Israel's nuclear secrets.

The time has come to end this silence and secret cooperation by the West, the United States, Canada and all Europe helping Israel and co-operating with Israel's secrets...

Israel doesn't need nuclear arms, especially now that all the Middle East is free from nuclear arms... My message today to all the world is open the Dimona reactor for inspections...

All those standing behind me, who supported me, who continued to be my friend for 18 years - all are heroes...

I am a symbol of the will of freedom. You cannot break the human spirit.









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Since his release from jail April 21, 2004, Mordecahi Vanunu has been denied the RIGHT to leave Israel and denied the RIGHT to speak to non-Israelis.

As a person of conscience I request you do everything in your power to obtain justice for Vanunu: release to full freedom.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. -Article 19.

Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.-13:2




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Dear President Obama,

The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights is binding on "all countries of the world". The statehood of Israel was contingent upon upholding it.

EQUAL human rights are declared as UNDERSTOOD at the outset of the document as "inalienable" and therefore can not be denied by any government.

As a person of conscience, I am asking you to do all in your power to help Mordechai Vanunu receive in actuality the inalienable right to leave the state of Israel:

"Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country."-Article 13:2

As a person of conscience, I am asking you to lead Israel to be merciful and just towards Vanunu and encourage them to drop the 3 month jail sentence against him for speaking to foreigners in 2004; who happened to be media.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." -Article 19.

As a person of conscience, I am asking you to do all in your power to help Mordechai Vanunu receive his inalienable human rights.

As a person of conscience, I am also asking you to be a true friend to Israel.

"Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. Opposition is True Friendship."-William Blake, "Marriage of Heaven and Hell" 1796

As a person of hope, I look forward with gratitude that you as a person of conscience will do something.

"HOPE has two children. The first is ANGER at the way things are. The second is COURAGE to DO SOMETHING about it."-St. Augustine

Most Sincerely,


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If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies.
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