Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu is interviewed by the Guardian today. My favourite part of his story is how Mossad grabbed him in Italy: “It was a race between me and Mossad, so my concern was to publish immediately. When the Sunday Times delayed publication I decided to leave London,” he said. But despite his realisation that Mossad must have known his movements, he was persuaded by a blonde American woman he met in Leicester Square – who pretended to be a tourist and critical of Israel – to accompany her to Italy for a romantic break (!) Once there, he was overpowered, drugged, bound and shipped back to Israel where, after a secret trial, he was jailed.
Where’s the movie? (Vanunu has subsequently been re-arrested.)