A 2004 photograph of Mordechai Vanunu, who holds a copy of the original story that ran in the Sunday Times 18 years earlier. ODED BALILTY/AP

Did Israel Blow Up the Vanunu Nuclear Whistleblower Affair to Boost Its Deterrence?

Thirty years after the espionage case that rocked Israel and exposed its nuclear secrets, it can be asked whether Mordechai Vanunu is actually tool in the hands of vested interests

In March 1988, Mordechai Vanunu, a junior technician at the Nuclear Research Center in Dimona, was convicted of espionage and treason, after having made available to unauthorized persons photographs and...

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