In September 1986 Mordechai
Vanunu disclosed to the world that Israel had secretly produced
100-200 nuclear warheads.
Before the publication of this
information in the Sunday Times, he was kidnapped by the
Israeli secret service. At a trial held in camera in Israel
he was convicted of treason and espionage, and sentenced
to 18 years imprisonment, of this the first 11 1/2 years
were spent in solitary confinement.
Mordechai Vanunu - the world's first nuclear hostage
Who is Mordechai?
Mordechai Vanunu was employed as a technician at Dimona, Israel's nuclear installation,
from 1976 to 1985. He discovered that the plant was secretly producing nuclear
weapons. His conscience made him speak out and in 1986 he provided the London
Sunday Times with the facts and photos they used to tell the world about
Israel's nuclear weapons programme. His evidence showed that Israel had stockpiled
up to 200 nuclear warheads, with no debate or authorisation from its own
weapons of mass destruction
Israel has between 200 and 500 thermonuclear weapons and a sophisticated delivery
system. It has supplanted Britain as the 5th largest nuclear power. Possessing
nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, and an aggressive strategy for their
actual use, Israel provides the major regional impetus for the development of
weapons of mass destruction and represents an acute threat to peace and stability
in the Middle East. The Israeli nuclear programme represents a serious impediment
to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and is a potential nuclear flashpoint.
fax or phone - Call for parole or clemency - now is the
time to act! It is certainly worth continuing to write
and fax Government ministers and the Israeli ambassador
as well as your MP .
Look at the list below and ACT!
The Prime Minister of Israel
3 Kaplan Street, Jerusalem
Fax 00 972 2 566 4838
The President of Israel
3 Hanassi Street, Jerusalem , Israel
Tel. 00 972 2 670 7211
Fax 00 972 2 566 0445
Fax 00 972 2 628 5438
Fax 00 972 8 921 0649
Public Security Minister
Fax 00 972 2 581 1832
Fax 00 972 7 677 5131