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Today, the Israeli High Court of Justice rejected Mordechai Vanunu's petition to cancel the injunction forbidding him from leaving Israel. I responded via the postal service and the World Wide Web to:

Justices Eliezer Rivlin, Elyakim Rubinstein and Hanan Metzer

The Supreme Court

Jerusalem, Israel

October 6, 2011

Dear Justices Eliezer Rivlin, Elyakim Rubinstein and Hanan Metzer,

Before this letter reaches you, this information will have been published first and disseminated from my website http://wearewideawake.org/ .

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I write you because Israel continues to claim "that Vanunu is still considered a real danger to the security of Israel, as he holds state secrets that have not been published, which he said in the past he would reveal as soon as the opportunity presented itself." [1]

I write you because in your decision that continues to deny the "petitioner" Mordechai Vanunu his right to leave Israel you wrote: "The court cannot be blindfolded and ignore what is happening in front of its eyes. The petitioner chose a unique path...in fighting against Israel's policies". [Ibid]

The prosecution charged that Vanunu should not be allowed the right to leave Israel for he posed "a real danger to the security of Israel" and the Judges stressed Vanunu had contacts with unspecified "foreign elements." [Ibid]

I write you to inform you that I was not a reporter when I met Vanunu in 2005, but I became one when we began a series of interviews that culminated in the enclosed book,  BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010

I want you to know that Vanunu "fired" me as a friend and supporter on Face Book as well as in real life within three days of its publication but as an act of conscience I have --and will-continue to report on the ongoing saga of Vanunu until he is free to leave Israel.

I want you to know that ever since Vanunu quit talking to me, I have garnered all my information about him from his You Tube Channel vanunuvmjc for Vanunu has become his own Media:

Vanunu Mordechai Freedom of Speech,about all world Media, May 23-2010.

Israel's State Prosecutor continues to claim concern that Israel's state security would be undermined if the draconian restrictions imposed upon Vanunu were lifted, but in 2004 it was already reported:

"At the time of his release Vanunu was banned from talking to the media, mixing with foreigners and leaving the country for at least one year. Later the government relented and allowed him to speak to foreigners and the media, but not about his work at the Dimona nuclear plant. Israel claims he still holds some of its nuclear secrets. Vanunu, however, said that he had "no more secrets' to reveal." [2]

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."

Vanunu 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."

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Eileen Fleming,is a Citizen of CONSCIENCE for US House of Representatives 2012 Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org Staff Member of Salem-news.com, A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com Producer "30 Minutes with Vanunu" and "13 Minutes with Vanunu" (more...)
 

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