Support Our Sponsors

RSS Feed Now Available!
WAWA Daily Blog
Our Mission
WAWA/WeAreWideAwake is my Public Service to America as a muckracker who has journeyed seven times to Israel Palestine since June 2005. WAWA is dedicated to confronting media and governments that shield the whole truth.

We who Are Wide Awake are compelled by the "fierce urgency of Now" [Rev MLK, Jr.] to raise awareness and promote the human dialogue about many of the crucial issues of our day: the state of our Union and in protection of democracy, what life is like under military occupation in Palestine, the Christian EXODUS from the Holy Land, and spirituality-from a Theologically Liberated Christian Anarchist POV.

Contact Eileen Fleming:

Click here to contact
Eileen Fleming:

Eileen Fleming on YouTube

CUFI Conference

John Hagee Zionists
John Hagee CUFI
conference in Miami
Photo courtesy of a.e.

The Walls of Berlin and Bil'in
Abir Aramin Dead at 10
WAWA Photo Gallery
Eileen Fleming - We Are Wide Awake
Click here to view the
WAWA photo gallery

Photos of Israel Palestine
courtesy of Meir Vanunu,
Copyright 2007-08.

Photos of the Siege
courtesy of Guss,
Copyright 2008.


Garth Hewitt - From The Brokern Heart Of Gaza
Garth Hewitt:
From the Broken Heart
Of Gaza

FACTS ABOUT THE WALL from friends in Bethlehem

Read the truth about the Wall and what is happening today in the Holy City of Bethlehem.


Eileen Fleming's Biography

"We're on a mission from God."
The Blues Brothers

"Observe good faith and justice towards all nations; cultivate peace and harmony with all...and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded; and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. The nation which indulges towards another a habitual hatred or a habitual fondness is in some degree a slave...a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils."
George Washington's Farewell Address - 1796

"My aim is to agitate & disturb people. I'm not selling bread, I'm selling yeast."

"Imagine All the People Sharing All the World."
John Lennon

"If enough Christians followed the gospel, they could bring any state to its knees." 
Father Philip Francis Berrigan 

"You can stand me up at the gates of hell, but I won't back down."
Tom Petty

"If I can't dance, it's not my revolution."
Emma Goldman

"We have yet to begin to IMAGINE the power and potential of the Internet."
Charlie Rose, 2005

Only in Solidarity do "We have it in our power to begin the world again"
Tom Paine

"Never doubt that a few, thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." 
Margaret Mead

"You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free."
John 8:32


Photo of George shown here
and in web site banner
courtesy of Debbie Hill, 2000.

Click Here
Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that, among these, are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; and, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it. -July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence


Home arrow Blog arrow May 2008 arrow May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008
WAWA Blog May 14, 2008: UPDATE: May 18: PHOTO, May 16, 2008...On May 13, 2008 Vanunu wrote...


UPDATE: Vanunu: Almost Free and at Home in Norway

On May 16, 2008, I received an email from Fredrik S. Heffermehl, in Oslo, Norway. Fredrik is an author, lawyer, Hon. President, Norwegian Peace Alliance, Ex Vice President, International Peace Bureau, Vice Pres, International Assn. Lawyers against Nuclear Arms, and the driving force for the International Free Vanunu Committee; a politically active group working to secure Vanunu's right to work and stay permits, asylum and a Norwegian passport.

On May 15, 2008, Fredrik wrote:

Dear colleague,

In the last 6 weeks there has been a tremendous interest in Norway for the liberation of Mordechai Vanunu, Israel's nuclear hostage…there is both a strong feeling of sorrow and indignation in Norway about the plight of Vanunu…the first 100 signatories include nearly 25 "professors dr. of law" and a very solid list of over 60 lawyers involved in foreigner's law, immigration, asylum and refugee law, human rights and international law…under international law any country is entitled to grant asylum and issue a passport for a foreigner in need of protection on humanitarian grounds, even those under foreign jurisdiction…it is clear for everyone to see that Israel is violating the principles of law and democracy. We hope the cabinet of Norway will in discrete forms convince colleagues in Israel that the 60 years anniversary is a good occasion for Israel to appear as a state under the rule of law by releasing Mordechai.

Fredrik S. Heffermehl,

2008 is also the 60th anniversary of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights upon which Israel's very statehood was contingent upon upholding.

Article 19:

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 13:
(1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
(2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

In 1963, when Vanunu was nine years old the Zionists came to his home town of Marrakech, Morocco and convinced his Orthodox father to abandon his general store and pack up the first seven of eleven children for the land of milk and honey. The Vanunu's were banished to the desert of Beesheva, a few months after Shimon Peres, then Israel's Deputy Minister of Defense met with President John Kennedy, inside the White House.

Kennedy told Perez, "You know that we follow very closely the discovery of any nuclear development in the region. This could create a very dangerous situation. For this reason we monitor your nuclear effort. What could you tell me about this?"

Peres replied, "I can tell you most clearly that we will not introduce nuclear weapons to the region, and certainly we will not be the first."

By September of 1986, Peres was convulsing over Vanunu, who had been employed as a lowly tech in his progeny; the secret underground nuclear weapons centre in Dimona. Peres ordered the Mossad, to "Bring the son of a bitch back here."

Peres ordered Vanunu's kidnapping that included a clubbing, drugging and being flung upon an Israeli cargo boat back to Israel for a closed door trial.

In 1985, before quitting the Dimona, Vanunu shot 56 photos of the top-secret labs and production processes that proved Israel had become a major nuclear power by stockpiling between 100 and 200 atomic bombs within the six underground levels where plutonium production, and secret nuclear weapons were assembled without any knowledge, debate or authorization from its own citizens. Israel has yet to allow International Inspectors into the aged Dimona plant which is leaking and endangering the health of its own citizens.

In 1986, Vanunu was sentenced to 18 years for treason and espionage and spent nearly twelve years of it in solitary confinement. For 18 years Vanunu was isolated in a tomb sized cell without a window; a well known form of torture that can cause deep emotional scars and mental impairment. During this period Vanunu was subjected to constant harassments and humiliations by the Mossad to break his will. Amnesty International described the conditions of his ordeal as "cruel, inhuman, and degrading."

For the last four years Vanunu has walked the streets of east Jerusalem and attended churches and political meetings he has met thousands of internationals, pilgrims and tourists. Everyone he has crossed paths with feels sorrow and indignation over his situation. If they are a Christian they also feel anger at Israel for their denying a Christian the right
to leave Jerusalem and fade into history, instead of keep making it.

But, the wind of opportunity for Israel to get some good PR, blows from  Norway in The Norwegian Lawyer's Petition for Vanunu.

Norway should grant Vanunu asylum and demand that Israel allows him to leave the country:

This petition, signed by lawyers and law students, urges the Norwegian Government to grant Mordechai Vanunu asylum and influence Israeli authorities to lift the ban prohibiting him from leaving the country.

In 1986 Vanunu was sentenced to prison for having told the British paper, The Sunday Times, that Israel possesses nuclear weapons. He was kept for 11 years in solitary confinement and served the full prison term of 18 years. After his release from jail in April 2004 Vanunu has been under strict official control, including a ban against travel, advance approval of his domicile on territory under Israeli control, prohibitions against talking with foreigners, and approaching foreign embassies and the Israeli border, etc.

These restrictions constitute a very severe, indefinite, additional punishment. They violate the rights of Vanunu under the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which Israel has ratified, including Article 19 on freedom of speech, Article 12 on freedom of movement and freedom to choose domicile and Article 7 prohibiting degrading treatment.

We may have varying ideas on how the conflict between Israel, the Palestinians and the Arab world should be solved. We note, however, that Vanunu gave the world evidence of the existence of an Israeli nuclear arsenal. Israel possesses nuclear weapons in contravention of the purpose of the 1986 Non-Proliferation Treaty, which only Israel, along with India, Pakistan and North Korea, have refused to join. The use of nuclear weapons is, in view of inter alia the consequences for civilians, against international law, as a general principle also in self defense.

In some cases it is not only morally praiseworthy, but also justified under law, for a person to refuse to obey the laws of the land and orders of their superiors. In keeping with this and the ideas on individual responsibility expressed by the Nuremberg tribunal after World War II, Vanunu should be considered a whistleblower entitled to the protection of the international community.

In 2005, the Norwegian competent authority in charge of asylum questions (UDI), correctly considered the treatment of Vanunu since his release in 2004 as a case of persecution under the Convention on Refugees and the Norwegian act on foreigners. It is not a requirement that an applicant for asylum is under Norwegian jurisdiction when the application is launched and the Government of Norway is undoubtedly entitled to grant Vanunu a permit to stay in Norway on humanitarian grounds and issue a Norwegian passport for foreigners to him, while he is still in Israel.

By delivering 20 tons of heavy water to Israel in 1959, without proper control that the shipment was not used for production of nuclear weapons, Norway gave a decisive contribution to Israel's development of nuclear weapons. This gives the Norwegian government a special reason to demonstrate that our opposition to nuclear arms and proliferation is real and credible, by ensuring that Vanunu is permitted to travel to Norway and offering him a decent life here.

Specifically, we call on the Norwegian government to urgently implement the following three-point action plan within the framework of international and Norwegian law:

1. The Government must direct the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), under the rules on transfer refugees, to grant Vanunu permission to work and stay in Norway, based on his need for protection (on humanitarian grounds), with the intention to offer Vanunu asylum upon his entry into Norway.

2. At the same time the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration should be directed to issue a Norwegian passport for foreigners, enabling Vanunu to travel to Norway without an Israeli passport.

3. As a final step, Norway should inform Israel that Vanunu has been granted a permit to work and stay in Norway, and via courier make sure that Vanunu receives the documents on the decisions together with the Norwegian passport for foreigners, and then request Israel to allow him to travel to Norway.

Implementation of this three-point plan will show that Norway is taking human rights violations seriously, even when they occur in countries with whom Norway has close relations. At the same time it may help solving a situation that today is causing serious harm to the reputation of Israel, both in Norway and elsewhere in the world.


Fredrik S. Heffermehl
Jens Petter Berg         Jan Fridthjof Bernt    Jan Borgen       
Kirsti Strøm Bull           Asbjørn Eide        Terje Einarsen       
Ståle Eskeland        Cathrine Grøndahl    Trude Haugli       
Fredrik S. Heffermehl    Gro Hillestad Thune    Mette Yvonne Larsen   
Ketil Lund        Gunnar Meyer        Knut Rognlien
Jon Rud            Cecilie Schjatvet    Haakon Skaug       
Frode Sulland        Ingjald Ørbeck Sørheim    Geir Ulfstein       
Edvard Vogt        Øivind Østberg        Henriette Sinding Aasen   

For further developments in Norway:

On May 13, 2008 Vanunu wrote:

Dear Friends,

Today I was in the court appealing 6 months prison sentence. The 3 judges tried to convince the Government Lawyer to find for me community service in East Jerusalem. But without success.
So the 3 judges decided to hear the appeal on July 8, at 13:00. After that we will get their sentence again, if 6 months prison, or some thing else. All this after 18 years in Israel prison, plus 4 years under new restrictions not to leave this country.
All the best,

Waiting In East Jerusalem.To Be Free,To Leave.
P.O.Box 20102. Salah Adin St'.
post office. East Jerusalem. 91384..
Mobile ( 9 7 2 ) 0 5 2 3 7 4 4 5 6 9.

If you have 2 minutes for Vanunu, please:
 Click Here 

For Vanunu's message to Senator Clinton regarding The Wall
(Windows Media)

Click here to view video on YouTube

If you have 13 minutes for Vanunu, please watch:

Click here to view the latest Vanunu Video
(Requires Windows Media Player)

view the video on google by clicking here.

If you have 30 minutes to listen to Vanunu for the sake of America, please watch:

Click here to download entire 30 minute video
(Taped March 24, 2006)
(Windows Media)

Click here to View 30 Minute Video Message on Google Video


BY CHECK IN USA Payable to: Trust For Mordechai Vanunu
Account Number: 8785737S1

Mail to:
Postal Credit Union
8499 Tamarack Road
Woodbury, MN 55125

Everywhere else in the world please donate through his Pay Pal


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.



Visitors since 07.22.05
Visitors: 35446627

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

 "He who is not angry when there is just cause for anger is immoral. Why? Because anger looks to the good of justice. And if you can live amid injustice without anger, you are immoral as well as unjust." - Aquinas

BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's Freedom of Speech Trial

Published 10/30/10

Order Books at

Vanunu's Message to

Hillary Clinton re:
The Apartheid Wall

Order My Books
"Memoirs of a Nice
Girl's Life in
Occupied Territory"

"Keep Hope Alive"
To order either book
click here.
Login Form
Become a registered member of this site to view archived articles and become a guest correspondent.



Remember me
Forgotten your password?
News Archive
Click here to view past articles of interest

View 30 Minutes with Vanunu and his Video Message to USA Christians
Articles Can Be Read Under VANUNU ARCHIVES  


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.


The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

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

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

© 1968, 2001 Kent M. Keith

" In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway."-Mother Teresa

“You cannot talk like sane men around a peace table while the atomic bomb itself is ticking beneath it. Do not treat the atomic bomb as a weapon of offense; do not treat it as an instrument of the police. Treat the bomb for what it is: the visible insanity of a civilization that has obey the laws of life.”- Lewis Mumford, 1946

The age of warrior kings and of warrior presidents has passed. The nuclear age calls for a different kind of leadership....a leadership of intellect, judgment, tolerance and rationality, a leadership committed to human values, to world peace, and to the improvement of the human condition. The attributes upon which we must draw are the human attributes of compassion and common sense, of intellect and creative imagination, and of empathy and understanding between cultures."  - William Fulbright

“Any nation that year after year continues to raise the Defense budget while cutting social programs to the neediest is a nation approaching spiritual death.” - Rev. MLK
Establishment of Israel
"On the day of the termination of the British mandate and on the strength of the United Nations General Assembly declare The State of Israel will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel: it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion it will guarantee freedom of religion [and] conscience and will be faithful to the Charter of the United Nations." - May 14, 1948. The Declaration of the Establishment of Israel
Digg The WAWA Site?
Help spread the news by letting know you digg our site!

posted 3/25/2009

Download New eBook
So, That was 54...
An e-book

Read Why

Copyright © 2004-2022 On Track Marketing | Site Design and Hosting by On Track Marketing.
Proud team member of: Global Market Consulting.

submit to reddit Share/Save/Bookmark