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Correspondent Tuesday, 11 March, 2003, 16:02 GMT
Israel's Secret Weapon
Mordechai Vanunu
Israel has enforced Vanunu's silence for 16 years
Israel's Secret Weapon was broadcast on BBC Two on Monday, 17 March, 2003 at 2320 GMT.
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The United States and Britain are preparing to wage war on Iraq, for its undisclosed weapons of mass destruction.

Israel's nuclear, biological and chemical capabilities have remained un-inspected.

Meanwhile Mordechai Vanunu has been imprisoned for 16 years for exposing Israel's secret nuclear bomb factory to the world.

Vanunu is seen as a traitor in his own country.

He has been abandoned by most of his family and has spent 11 years in solitary confinement.

Today only an American couple, who have legally adopted him, are among the few visitors he is permitted.

This film is the story of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel's wall of silence.

Producer: Giselle Portenier
Reporter: Olenka Frenkiel
Executive Producers: Karen O'Connor
Deputy Editor: David Belton
Online Producer: Andrew Jeffrey


It was unfortunately necessary to postpone the billed programme "Israel's Secret Weapon" on Sunday night due entirely to the overrun of an unscheduled news bulletin about the Azores summit.

It is sometimes necessary to make last minute scheduling changes, and with events around the Iraq conflict so fluid at present, this is particularly the case.

The programme was transmitted at the first available opportunity and the BBC trailed and promoted the new schedule to direct audiences to the programme from Sunday night and through Monday.

There is no suggestion that any political pressure affected a scheduling decision by the BBC.


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