for MORDECHAI VANUNU, J C
I wish to continue my studies in international peace and conflict studies, teach and do research on the precipitating factors and real reasons behind war in the last two centuries.
Since my release from prison in Israel (April 2004) after serving an 18 year sentence on a conviction of treason and espionage as a whistleblower, I have been denied basic freedoms by restrictions imposed on me by the Israeli authorities, including a ban on traveling outside Israel or associating with foreigners. I am currently appealing these restrictions as a prisoner of conscience and seeking political asylum in a number of countries.
1963 Immigrated to Israel with my family
1971-1974 Service in the Israeli Army, West Bank, First Sergeant
1975-1985 University student (while working in Dimona Nuclear factory,)
1980-july-oct' traveled all Europe by Train.
Jan -May 1986 Travels in the Far East and Australia August
1986 Baptized in St.John's Anglican Church, Sydney, Australia
October 1986-April 2004 Served prison term of 18 years at Ashkelon prison as Israel's nuclear whistleblower, convicted as traitor and spy
April 21, 2004-2006 Living at St.George's Anglican cathedral and severely limited by Israeli government restrictions on freedom of association, travel and communication
Apr' 21/2006-Dec'19/2007,Left St George.and lived in Shech jarah,for one year,3 more year in very old cheap Hotel Metropole,until jun'/2007-May 2010.
Sep' 1/2010 moved to TelAviv Until Now.
1979-1984 Ben Gurion University, Beersheba Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and Philosophy
1985 Beersheba University, completed first year of Masters of Philosophy program
2001 Awarded Honorary Doctorate, Tromso University, Norway
Dec-22/1986 I flashed message to the international press on the palm of my hand "I was hijacked in Rome 30.9.86"
January 1987 Italy opened investigation into kidnapping
August-30/ 1987 In camera trial began in Jerusalem District court
March 24/,27/1988 Convicted of treason, espionage and revealing state secrets, sentenced to 18 years imprisonment
May-27/ 1990 Appeal against conviction and sentence rejected by Israel's Supreme Court
August 1991 Jerusalem District Court and Supreme Court rejected appeals to end solitary confinement
May 1994 Amnesty International called for my immediate release
Dec 24, 1994 3000th day in solitary confinement
March 12, 1998 Released from solitary confinement after 11 1/2 years
April 1988 Former US President Jimmy Carter added his name to the appeal by writing to President Weizmann asking him to grant me clemency.
April 1999 President Clinton sent letter to 36 members of Congress, and writes that he is "concerned" about my case and about the Israeli nuclear program.
May 2000 I had a dispute with prison authorities because they said I went missing for nearly one hour. I had been sitting in the sun. The authorities demanded that I report my whereabouts 4 times per hour. I refused and as a result I was placed back into solitary confinement and kept there for four months.
April -21/2004 Released from prison but not free as limited by restrictions including a ban on travel outside Israel.
Peace Prize nominee
Dec' 24/2004,second arrest in the way to Beth Lehem ,christmas eve.
Nov' 24/2005,Arrested for 48 hours,---for crossing Aram Check point,
July 2007, arrested near the wall of Abu Dis,
Nov' 27 2007, arrested in Noter Dam for meeting British group.
Sep 2008 arrested near the wall of Anata refugee camp.
Dec'25'2007, Arrested in American Colony restaurant for meeting German woman.
Dec' 28/2009 arrested
in Ambassador Hotel for meeting My Norwegian girl friend,
Jan' 24/2006 trial continue,
Apr' 30/2007 ,Trial ended Guilty for speaking to foreign media.
Jul' 7 /2007,sentenced 6 months prison.
Sep' 23/2008,court reduce sentence to 3 months prison,
Dec' 14/2009.End of the trial 3 months prison.
May' 23-Aug'8/2010,served prison sentence,in abalone prison,in Isolation.
Court hearing against
the Restrictions,July/2004.aug'2005,july/2006.july/2009,Oct'/2010,in all
hearing the court rejected my appeal and keep the restrictions.
October 2004 Yoko Ono Peace Award
September 2002 Francisca Mateos Foundation annual prize in recognition of study for world peace
April 2002 Nuclear Free Future Resistance Award, (Germany)
May 2002 Sam Day Memorial Peace Maker Award
May 2001 Awarded honorary doctorate by Tromso University, Norway
December 2000 Elected Humanist of the Year 2000 by the Church of Humanism
Autumn 2000 International Peace Bureau elected me as Vice President of the Organization
July 1998 First Episcopal Church award for courageous and conscientious witness for peace and justice, Philadelphia.
March 1998 Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA) unanimously awarded honorary membership (Canada)
October 1994 International Peace Bureau -Sean McBride Peace Prize, Barcelona
February 1988 Danish Peace Foundation Award
December 1987 Right Livelihood Award, Sweden
- Vanunu Mordechai, John Crossman,
Kidnapped from Rome by Israeli secret agents Sept. 30, 1986. Served 18 years in prison for revealing Israel's Dimona nuclear weapons secrets. since release on April 21,2004.
Waiting to be totally
free to start my life some where in the free world.