Thursday, November 11, 2004


Vanunu in detention

This is probably going to go unnoticed with Arafat's death, but Israel has once again detained nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu. After 18 years of imprisonment in an Israeli jail, Vanunu was released on the conditions that he couldn't leave Israel for one year and he couldn't talk to anybody about anything. Despite the fact that everybody knows that Israel has nuclear weapons and that Vanunu doesn't have any new information other than that which was leaked to the Sunday Times of London leading to his capture and imprisonment, Israel continues to act as though its security, its state secrets, are somehow being threatened whenever Vanunu gives an interview.

I saw the teeny little article in today's NYT -- it's shameful, isn't it. And in the same paper was a much lengthier story pontificating on Iran's refusal to get right with the demands of the US and Europe about nuclear research and weapons-building.

Aunt Deb
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