Dimona: a radioactive slum?
The Martyrdom of Vanunu: Machiavelli and Peres by Eileen Fleming of The Palestine Telegraph is a good read about a great man.
Mordechai Vanunu points out a very frightening dirty little secret:
“The Dimona [nuclear reactor] is 46 years old; reactors last 25 to 30 years. The Dimona has never been inspected and Israel has never signed the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty but all the Arab states have.”
In 1986, ex-Dimona technician Vanunu released photographs of the Dimona reactor to the world while visiting London. He was betrayed, kidnapped by Mossad and remains in Israeli captivity, even after serving an 18-year jail term.
Mordechai Vanunu: hero
Vanunu is a hero. Dimona is a ticking timebomb.
Like South Africa, the Holy Land will be free from loathsome, dangerous weapons of mass destruction after it rejects Apartheid and rejoins humanity. These monstrous bombs exist only to bolster an Apartheid State that lacks true friends and reeks with paranoia.
Here’s a longer extract from Eileen Fleming’s recent article about Vanunu, quoting the latter in 2005. Contrary to Articles 13 and 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this heroic man is still detained in Israel against his will – and still forbidden from speaking freely.
“In Israel, a life sentence is twenty-five years. Even murderers go free after seventeen. They imposed the same restrictions on me that Palestinians receive: no human rights at all; no phone; no visitors, except family, and only through an iron grill; no vacation; no holidays; and no gifts. Even murderers get out for vacations! I was locked up for eighteen years and still cannot go on vacation; I cannot leave, and that is all I am asking for, just to leave here.“For eighteen years in prison, they even attempted to control my thoughts on paper. I would write exactly what I wanted and they would censor words like kidnapped and atomic bomb. They would show me how they chopped up my letters, but I continued to write exactly what I wanted. They held my body, but never my spirit or mind.
“I really had no clue what I was doing by getting baptized a Christian; I just felt like I had to do it. It was my way to become a new being. It wasn’t until after my trial that I started to read the New Testament. While I was in prison, I would read aloud for a half hour, twice a day. I would read the entire New Testament and begin it again when I finished the Book of Revelation. I did this for myself, as well as for my captors–not so much the prison guards, but the ones who watched me on camera twenty-four hours a day.
“Once I covered up the camera that spied on me and was punished with one month in solitary, without any books or radio; no contact with anyone anywhere was allowed. It was just them, watching me, constantly watching me. The Shen Beet, you know, like the FBI and the Mossad, like your CIA— they were watching me. They tortured me by keeping a light on in my cell constantly for two years. They told me it was because they were afraid I would commit suicide, and the oppressive camera was for my safety. They recruited the guards and other prisoners to irritate me. They would deprive me of sleep by making loud noises near my cell all night long.
“I chose to read them 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, instead:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with THE TRUTH! It always protects, it always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.
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