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Monday, October 10, 2011

Right of Return, of course. Right of Escape, no chance.

I suppose it shouldn't have come as any kind of surprise that the Israeli High Court decided to prevent Mordechai Vanunu from escaping to freedom (see my earlier post).

I can remember when it was the USSR which had "refuseniks": Jewish citizens who wished to leave and emigrate to Israel, but who were prevented from leaving by the Soviet authorities. This was rightly seen as an infringement of their human rights, and among the loudest voices of complaint came from Israel. Now the jackboot is on the other foot, and it is the vile bunch of freedom-fearing cowards running Israel who are denying Jews their human rights.

So far none of the supposedly liberal Western media seems to have picked up on this story, though it's been widely reported in Israel. Iran's PressTV seems to be the highest journalistic profile it's attained so far.

Here is another Vanunu story from last year which deserved more coverage than it received.

His Wikipedia entry makes chilling reading.

So here is a question for Tony Blair. Why, in his role as Quartet representative, has he not been demanding that Israel accept inspection of its nuclear facilities by the IAEA (in the same way that Iran, and Saddam's Iraq, did)? What has he not been demanding the release of a man who was resident in the UK at the time of his abduction by Mossad? Why, in short, has he not shifted his ass a single inch in support of a man who has done more for peace, not only in the Middle East but in the whole world threated by Israeli WMDs, than he himself has done in his career as an overpaid political playboy?

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