"I would like to support, on behalf of the Socialist Party, the right of Mordechai Vanunu to his freedom without the restrictions that have been imposed upon him, including the right to travel freely out of Israel, following his release after 18 years in prison for drawing the world's attention to Israel's nuclear weapons".
Joe Higgins TD.
Everything is worth a try...at least Vanunu can feel support from some people, he is worth that..
Dear John Tyrrell.
Major reason WHY "key influential figures" do NOT want to address the Vanunu issue is most Governments are culpable in Israel's Nuclear Deceptions, as Vanunu told me in 2005:
“Did you know that President Kennedy tried to stop Israel from building atomic weapons? In 1963, he forced Prime Minister Ben Guirion to admit the Dimona was not a textile plant, as the sign outside proclaimed, but a nuclear plant. The Prime Minister said, ‘The nuclear reactor is only for peace.’.
“Kennedy insisted on an open internal inspection. He wrote letters demanding that Ben Guirion open up the Dimona for inspection.
“The French were responsible for the actual building of the Dimona. The Germans gave the money; they were feeling guilty for the Holocaust, and tried to pay their way out. Everything inside was written in French, when I was there, almost twenty years ago. Back then, the Dimona descended seven floors underground.
“In 1955, Perez and Guirion met with the French to agree they would get a nuclear reactor if they fought against Egypt to control the Sinai and Suez Canal. That was the war of 1956. Eisenhower demanded that Israel leave the Sinai, but the reactor plant deal continued on.
“When Johnson became president, he made an agreement with Israel that two senators would come every year to inspect. Before the senators would visit, the Israelis would build a wall to block the underground elevators and stairways. From 1963 to ’69, the senators came, but they never knew about the wall that hid the rest of the Dimona from them.
“Nixon stopped the inspections and agreed to ignore the situation. As a result, Israel increased production. In 1986, there were over two hundred bombs. Today, they may have enough plutonium for ten bombs a year.”.
GOOD NEWS is that the establishment of Israel's very statehood was contingent upon upholding the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS and ALL Member States  are OBLIGATED to HOLD ALL other Member States to it--but when the leaders of the world signed it-they never IMAGINED the people would HOLD THEM TO IT; so it is ALL up to US to be a PIA until they honor their promises!
So pleased a film has been made...Vanunu is a remarkable man!