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On the first version, The Whistleblower of Dimona: "Cohen copes manfully with the questions, each conspiracy concept begetting one other and each resolution frightening additional questions ... [He] has evidently performed loads of leg paintings and writes with authority." Sunday TelegraphMordechai Vanunu used to be a technician operating at a nuclear palms examine undertaking who published to the realm in 1986 that Israel used to be secretly generating nuclear armaments. After the disclosure of the affair by means of the Sunday instances, Vanunu used to be abducted by means of Mossad, attempted at the back of closed doorways and imprisoned for 18 years for treason. He used to be ultimately published in 2004.This authoritative account of the Vanunu affair makes use of first-hand fabric from the trial, and attracts on an interview that the writer has had with Vanunu considering that his unencumber. The proof offers a bright account of the issues of nuclear secrecy in a democracy. It additionally offers an extraordinary glimpse into legit attitudes to nuclear secrecy in Israel.Yoel Cohen assesses the strategic value of Vanunu's disclosures and analyses the unsuccessful foreign crusade to loose him. supplying a critique of the Sunday Times’ function within the affair, Cohen examines the effect of Vanunu's eventual free up, and assesses Israel's ongoing makes an attempt to conceal their nuclear programme. this can be a new version of a ebook that was once hailed as an authoritative account of the Vanunu affair on its unique unencumber. it really is now completely revised and up-to-date, to provide a well timed reassessment of a world-famous whistleblower and the questions he has delivered to light.

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It fitted the mould of what ‘Insight’ reporting should be about: ‘It should be fairly big, something of major concern,’ said Phillip Knightley, a former ‘Insight’ staffer. ’5 Robin Morgan, editor of the ‘Insight’ team, sent a reporter, John Swain, to Madrid to check Guerrero’s story. Within 24 hours he replied, as Tim Brown had: ‘The man’s very devious, but he does have these photographs. ’6 Swain flew Guerrero to London. Morgan turned to ‘Insight’ team member Peter Hounam to follow up the story.

Two of his sisters, Shulamit and Haviva, had married Chassidic Jews (one of whom today heads a Talmudical academy) and lived in Benei Beraq. Nanette, a trained teacher, had a job outside Beersheba. Mordechai was closest then to Bruria, perhaps because she was less strictly religious than the other sisters. And it was to her that he brought his various possessions for safekeeping before leaving, including his diaries. On 17 January 1986 he sailed from Haifa for Athens, leaving a country he intended not to see for a long time.

In late July they had been in touch with Carl Robinson, the Sydney-based South Pacific correspondent of Newsweek. Calling themselves only ‘David’ and ‘Alberto Bravo’, Vanunu and Guerrero said they could prove that Israel possessed the Bomb. qxd 24/9/05 12:24 Page 37 DEVIL’S ADVOCATE 37 photographs. Newsweek’s New York headquarters began checking the information Robinson filed. 2 With Vanunu remaining in Australia, Guerrero decided to take a couple of Vanunu’s photographs of Dimona abroad in the hope of raising interest among the international media.

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