Vanunu shot this photo of me last time I saw him in occupied east Jerusalem in 2009.
In March 2006-during but not included- in the taping of "30 Minutes with Vanunu" [SEE IT HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwdz6dLbfok&feature=channel_video_title ]
I asked Vanunu what he was thinking when he took off with Cindy.
Vanunu maintained eye contact as he replied, "It wasn't like THAT-when Maxwell's paper published my photo without ever talking to me and some of the stolen Dimona photos with a very bad story against me, I knew the Mossad was after me. Cindy said she had a sister in Rome and I thought I would be safe there until I could return to London. We went to movies and art galleries, I trusted her. But, as soon as I got into the apartment, I was hit on the head and drugged. When I woke up and they took me for interrogation, they threw the Times article on the table and said, 'Look, what you did.' I was so relieved they had published it and that I had done what I did."-excerpted from "BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu's FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker" by eileen fleming