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14/10/1954 Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu is born

Mordechai Vanunu worked in Negev Nuclear Research Center near Dimona city. The center was disguised as a textile factory, but it contained a nuclear reactor used for the production of weapons. Vanunu described the facility to the British newspaper The Sunday Times.


  • Essentials 

  • Early and educational life 

  • Negev Nuclear Research Center 

  • Disclosure, abduction and publication 

  • Trial and imprisonment 

  • Release, liberties restrictions and asylum applications 

  • Arrests and hearings 

  • Awards and honours 

  • Conspiracy theories