| The Left lionises Edward Snowden, but who will stand up for Israel’s Mordechai Vanunu?


| truthaholics

The Left Lionises Edward Snowden, But Who Will Stand Up for Israel’s Mordechai Vanunu? ~ Mehdi Hasan, Political director of The Huffington Post UK.

This is a tale of two whistleblowers. Let’s begin with Edward Snowden. The former US National Security Agency contractor has been hailed by the liberal left for exposing mass surveillance on an “almost Orwellian” scale (to borrow a line from a US district judge). He was voted person of the year for 2013 by Guardian readers and took the runner-up spot – behind the Pope! – in Time magazine’s annual list. On 25 December, Snowden appeared on Channel 4 to give the “alternative Christmas message”, warning viewers that the types of surveillance mentioned in Nineteen Eighty-Four “are nothing compared to what we have available today”.

On Christmas Day, another whistleblower spoke out – but inside an Israeli courtroom, rather than on British television. “I don’t want…

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