Mordechai Vanunu Birthday, Date of Birth

Mordechai Vanunu

Mordechai Vanunu (Hebrew: מרדכי ואנונו‎; born 14 October 1954), also known as John Crossman, is an Israeli former nuclear technician and peace activist who, citing his opposition to weapons of mass destruction, revealed details of Israel's nuclear weapons program to the British press in 1986. He was subsequently lured to Italy by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, where he was drugged and abducted. He was secretly transported to Israel and ultimately convicted in a trial that was held behind closed doors.

Vanunu spent 18 years in prison, including more than 11 in solitary confinement, though apparently not "prescribed" by the Court, and further subject to broad array of restrictions on his speech and movement. Released from prison in 2004, he was arrested several times for violations of his parole terms, giving interviews to foreign journalists and attempting to leave Israel. He claims having suffered "cruel and barbaric treatment" at the hands of prison authorities, and suggests that these would have been different if he had not converted to Christianity.

In 2007, Vanunu was sentenced to six months in prison for violating terms of his parole. The sentence was considered unusual even by the prosecution who expected a suspended sentence. Yet in May 2010, Vanunu was arrested again and sentenced to three months in jail on a charge that he met foreigners in violation of conditions of his 2004 release from jail. In response, Amnesty International issued a press release on 2 July 2007, stating that "The organisation considers Mordechai Vanunu to be a prisoner of conscience and calls for his immediate and unconditional release."

Vanunu has been characterized internationally as a whistleblower and by Israel as a traitor. Daniel Ellsberg has referred to him as "the preeminent hero of the nuclear era". In 1987, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "his courage and self-sacrifice in revealing the extent of Israel's nuclear weapons programme."

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Wednesday, October 13, 1954
Place of Birth
Marrakesh
Age
67
Star Sign

The October 13, 1954 was a Wednesday under the star sign of . It was the 285 day of the year. President of the United States was Dwight D. Eisenhower.

If you were born on this day, you are 67 years old. Your last birthday was on the Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 13 days ago. Your next birthday is on Thursday, October 13, 2022, in 351 days. You have lived for 24,485 days, or about 587,642 hours, or about 35,258,558 minutes, or about 2,115,513,530 seconds.

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13th of October 1954 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on October 13, 1954

PRESS COMPLAINTS SIFTED IN BRITAIN; Council Report Puts Stress on Invasions of Privacy, Crime and Sex News

Date: 14 October 1954

Special to The New York Times

Press Council repts complaints against press concerned mainly with invasions of privacy, coverage of crime and sex; cites 3 cases in which it reprimanded press

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Consul to Protect Americans

Date: 13 October 1954

US consul ordered to aid US newsmen in Vietminh-occupied Hanoi

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CHILEAN REGIME SCORED; Catholic Party Is Critical of Treatment of Red Writer

Date: 13 October 1954

Special to The New York Times

Natl Conservative (Cath) party votes censure against Ibanez Adm for punishing Communist newspaper ed Mora for scoring action against Arenada

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FOR A PREE PRESS

Date: 14 October 1954

ed on conf; hails assn's role

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POLES PROTEST BAN ON U.N. REPORTER; U.S. Limits Travel of Woman Writer for Red Newspaper to Midtown Manhattan

Date: 14 October 1954

By A.M. ROSENTHAL

US issues 'Manhattan visa' to Rev Scott and special boundary extension to allow him to live at Gen Theol Sem, NYC

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PRESS BODY HEARS OF ARGENTINE BAN; News Man Writes He Is Kept From Attending Meeting in Brazil -- Knight Honored

Date: 13 October 1954

By SAM POPE BREWERSpecial to The New York Times

Sam BREWERSpecial

J S Knight gets Prensa Award, F Aden Amers Award for work to spur Hemisphere understanding, Inter-Amer Press Assn

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News of the Advertising and Marketing Fields

Date: 13 October 1954

L J Raymond wins Miles Kimball direct-mail award

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Advertising and Marketing News

Date: 14 October 1954

W Kelly or factoring growth

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News of Food; Restaurants Toured to Preview Specialties Slated for Benefit

Date: 13 October 1954

By JUNE OWEN

June OWEN

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News of Food; New Punch, With Bottle of Champagne, Is Gay at Moderate Cost

Date: 14 October 1954

By JANE NICKERSON

Jane NICKERSON

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