On June 17, 2007, OpedNews.com, published my article, "Do You Ever Hear Voices?" http://www.opednews.com/articles/life_a_eileen_f_070616_do_you_ever_hear_voi.htm
That article was inspired after the June 13, 2007, The Colbert Report, when Stephen Colbert interviewed the author of Muses, Madmen and Prophets, Daniel B. Smith, who spoke about how hearing voices is not always psychotic and could actually be a good thing.
Two months before my first journey into Israel Palestine in June 2005, I turned the TV on, and what immediately appeared before my eyes was a segment of a show entitled “Sexpionage.”
It was all about Russian female spies and one from the Mossad.
I probably never would have tuned into that show, but what I immediately viewed was video of Mordechai Vanunu, being transported to his closed-door trial depicting his inspired move to write “HIJACKED” on his palm, and the Rome airline flight number he had been on.
The show then ran video of Shimon Perez claiming to the world that Israel would never be the first country in the Middle East to go nuclear! But the London Sunday Times proved him a consummate liar, for they had published the photos Vanunu had acquired while working as a low level tech in Israel's WMD Program in the underground Dimona nuclear plant;
Which has still NOT been inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency/ IAEA!
Up until that evening I had never seen a photo or that video of Vanunu being transported to his closed door trial, nor any photos of him as a dishelved bearded guy, who looked like most of the guys I had known in college.
But, in my heart I heard: "DO SOMETHING!"
I immediately complained and kvetched to God, what in the world could I ever do to help Vanunu, but every time Vanunu came to my mind, all I would hear in my heart and mind was the incessant refrain: "DO SOMETHING!"
"DO SOMETHING" had been the constant refrain I had been hearing in my heart and brain for years ever since I saw the photo of George of Beit Jala whom I wrote about in, "Do You Ever Hear Voices?"
Just before my first journey to Israel and Palestine in June 2005, a Palestinian American, who knew I admired what Vanunu had done by standing up to the empire to inform the people of the health risks and dangers of the weapons of mass destruction being manufactured underground in the Negev, that was still labeled as a "TEXTILE PLANT" by the Israeli government in 1986.
My Palestinian American friend warned me, “Don’t visit Vanunu, if you see him; don’t speak to him. He’s not allowed to speak to foreigners and you could cause him trouble.”
I responded, “OK, I won’t track him down, but Jerusalem is a small town and if our paths cross, I will speak to him. What kind of government is that, that will tell a human being who they can and cannot talk with?”
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Israel agreed to uphold in 1948, affirms that "everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression…to receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers" and as freedom of conscience and speech are God given rights which NO government has any power to rescind, unless of course, we the people cower and cave in to Big Brother, I had no fear of crossing paths with Vanunu.
In fact, I did not cross paths with Vanunu for the first time, until the third Tuesday in June which was five days before I returned to the USA.