Snowden’s America, Vanunu’s Israel
Considering the similarities between the two whistleblowers, the difference in the public's reaction in each case is an illustration of the dissimilarity between Israeli and American democracy.
Both of them had junior positions in defense organizations, in which they were exposed to sensitive national secrets. Both became convinced their employers were responsible for immoral acts and decided to violate their oaths of secrecy and tell the world about them. They both gathered information secretly, one with a camera and the other with computer files, and then left their countries, told what they knew to a...
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