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"I believe our system is reaching a point where the government is almost incapable of running the country. We are on the edge of -- I would not say a disaster because that is a bit exaggerated -- but we are facing a very bad prognosis of what will happen in the future."

Last November, he formed an organization to change what he finds destructive. His petition drive hopes for one million supportive signatures. 

"The power has been shifted from the majority to the minority because (dominant parties) are forced to create coalition governments."

"National priorities are decided by the small parties who are establishing the coalition and not the majority."


He complained that issues raised at last summer's social protests remain unaddressed. He blamed Israeli politics. He also raised other issues. On April 29 in New York, he'll discuss Iran at the Jerusalem Post's annual conference.

A Final Comment

April 21 marks the 9th anniversary of Mordechai Vanunu's round-the-clock daily surveillance and refusal to revoke his citizenship and let him leave Israel. Earlier he spent 18 years in prison for revealing Israel's nuclear threat.

Vanunu's now in Jerusalem. He appealed Israel's refusal to let him go. He awaits the Supreme Court's ruling.

Eileen Fleming knows his ordeal well. Her "We are wide awake" web site follows it. She explained that "Israel's statehood was contingent upon upholding the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (DHHR)," UN Charter provisions, and other relevant international laws.

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