||Mordechai Vanunu is the preeminent
hero of the nuclear era. He is the one who consciously risked
all he had in life to warn his own country and the world of an
existing, ongoing addition to the nuclear dangers of the era. And he
is the one who has actually paid that price, a burden in many ways
worse than death, for his heroic and prophetic act, for doing
exactly what he should have done and what others should be doing. He
is a prophet who deserves honor in all the world.
Ellsberg, author Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the
See also a
statement made by Daniel
Ellsberg regarding the continuing unfair persecution of Vanunu by
the Israeli authorities.