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March 4, 2009

March 4, 2009: Introducing The PT and more on Peres and Vanunu
The Palestinian Telegraph

On December 9, 2008, I introduced my guy in Gaza in the article:

 Introducing Sam in Gaza and the Music of Nonviolent Resistance Blowin' outta the Strip:

Sam is now in Cairo and will soon be in London on a whirlwind speaking tour.

Sam recently founded The Palestine Telegraph/PT, a professionally driven online newspaper based in Gaza and internationally supported by volunteers who are professionals in their fields.


The first edition of The PT is anticipated to be online by the end of this week.

Sam wrote from Cairo: From Gaza To London
 
...I'll be speaking at the parliament, touring at colleges and universities to bring more awareness about Palestine and the last war launched against Gaza.  I just got to Cairo and I'm flying to London within hours. Just in the car, I started to make my first simple and humble report... I would like to let you live in Gaza through my Photos!


 
 Gazan Children: Moments of Ecstasy out of War Rubble

I spent nice moments along my friend Janet taking photos of young children in Juhr El Dik area mid of Gaza. The area was totally damaged. More than 150 houses partially and totally damaged. Many people were killed. Children here don't have the basics of life; nothing called fun or joy could be recognized there. It's only death and fear hovering:
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A Journey of Torture: Trying to Leave the Gaza Jail


Successfully after the War, I managed to  have a UK visa to speak in the parliament and tour in Britain, Wales, Ireland and Scotland. Yet, I was trapped and not able to leave Gaza. I suffered a lot as well as thousands of people who tried to cross. For three days I tried but I failed. It was nice to have my camera with me. We stayed in the buses for more than 12 hours! You are invited to live the suffering here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/sameh.habeeb/AJourneyOfTortureTryingToLeaveTheGazaJail#
 
 
 


I am the USA Submissions Editor for The PT .

The PT will be publishing an investigative report on Vanunu's 3 year freedom of speech trial, conviction and on going ordeal.

A Little More Re: Peres:

In 1963, when Vanunu was nine years old the Zionists came to his home town of Marrakech, Morocco and convinced his Orthodox father to abandon his general store and pack up the first seven of eleven children for the land of milk and honey. The Vanunu's were banished to the desert of Beesheva, a few months after Shimon Peres, then Israel's Deputy Minister of Defense met with President John Kennedy, inside the White House.

Kennedy told Peres, "You know that we follow very closely the discovery of any nuclear development in the region. This could create a very dangerous situation. For this reason we monitor your nuclear effort. What could you tell me about this?"

Peres replied, "I can tell you most clearly that we will not introduce nuclear weapons to the region, and certainly we will not be the first."

By September of 1986, Peres was convulsing over Vanunu, who had been employed as a lowly tech in his progeny; the secret underground nuclear weapons centre in Dimona.

Peres ordered the Mossad, to "Bring the son of a bitch back here."

Peres ordered Vanunu's kidnapping that included a clubbing, drugging and being flung upon an Israeli cargo boat back to Israel for a closed door trial.


In 1985, before quitting the Dimona, Vanunu shot 56 photos of the top-secret labs and production processes that proved Israel had become a major nuclear power by stockpiling between 100 and 200 atomic bombs within the six underground levels where plutonium production, and secret nuclear weapons were assembled without any knowledge, debate or authorization from its own citizens. Israel has yet to allow International Inspectors into the aged Dimona plant which is leaking and endangering the health of its own citizens.


Annually since 1986, Vanunu has been nominated for The Nobel Peace Prize. When Bishop Tutu nominated him in 2007, Vanunu told me that he didn't want the award if Israel refused him the liberty and freedom to go and accept it.
 
 
In April 1999, thirty-six members of the House of Representatives signed a letter calling for Vanunu's release from prison because they believed "we have a duty to stand up for men and women like Mordechai Vanunu who dare to articulate a brighter vision for humanity."

President Clinton responded with a public statement expressing concern for Vanunu and the need for Israel and other non-parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty to adhere to it and accept IAEA safeguards, and ever since the silence has been deafening!

Vanunu Writes to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee: "I cannot be part of a list of laureates that includes Simon Peres"
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