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Peter Hounam (born 1944) is a British journalist who has worked for Sunday Times, The Mirror, the London Evening Standard, and BBC Television, as well as having published several books: 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Sunday Times is the name of several Sunday newspapers. ... The Mirror is a former and currently informal name for the British tabloid newspaper The Daily Mirror an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone; see The Mirror (The Twilight Zone) a film by Andrei Tarkovsky This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Headlines of the Evening Standard on the day of London bombing on July 7, 2005, in Waterloo station The Evening Standard is a newspaper published in London. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ...

  • Secret Cult, with Andrew Hogg, about the School of Economic Science in London, ISBN: 0856488372
  • The Mini-Nuke Conspiracy: How Mandela Inherited a Nuclear Nightmare about nuclear weapons in South Africa, Viking (October 1, 1995) ISBN 0670869252 (with Steve McQuillan)
  • Who Killed Diana? with Derek McAdam, 1998, ISBN 1901250172
  • Operation Cyanide: Why the Bombing of the USS Liberty Nearly Caused World War III, (2003) suggesting that USS Liberty attack by Israel, with the connivance of President Johnson (USA), was to be blamed on Egypt, to justify attacking that country.
  • The Woman from Mossad: The Torment of Mordechai Vanunu. ISBN 1583940057 paperback edition title: The Woman from Mossad: The Story of Mordechai Vanunu & the Israeli Nuclear Program

In 1996, Hounam founded Vision Paperbacks, of which he is the Chairman. London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... President Johnson can refer to two different people who were President of the United States: Andrew Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

He may be most famous for his reportage of the case of Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician who revealed Israel's secret nuclear bomb program. His interview with Vanunu appeared in the Sunday Times in 1986. Mordechai Vanunu in the garden of St. ... The Sunday Times is the name of several Sunday newspapers. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In April 2004, Hounam traveled to Israel for Vanunu's release from prison on April 21, 2004. Vanunu had spent 18 years in Israeli jails, following his abduction from England (via Italy) by the Mossad in 1986. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mordechai Vanunu (מרדכי ואנונו) (born October 13, 1954) is a former Israeli nuclear technician who publicly exposed Israels possession of nuclear weapons. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Official seal of the Mossad â–¶ (help· info) (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks) is an Israeli intelligence agency, commonly referred to as Mossad. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

At approximately 9:30 PM on May 26, 2004, while working on a BBC documentary about Vanunu, Hounam was taken from his hotel in Jerusalem by five plainclothes Shin Bet officers, reportedly for having contact with Vanunu, who is not allowed to see journalists without special permission. Before being taken, Hounam was able to inform an Amnesty International activist of his arrest, but did not get access to a lawyer. May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (140th in leap years). ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Jerusalem Municipal Emblem Jerusalem (31°46′N 35°14′E; Hebrew: â–¶ (help· info); Yerushalayim; Greek Ιεροσόλυμα; Arabic: â–¶ (help· info) al-Quds; (alternative Arabic found in Bible translations: أُورْشَلِيم Urshalim); see also names of Jerusalem) is an ancient Middle Eastern city. ... Shabak emblem Defender who shall not be seen The Shabak (in Hebrew, שבכ   Shabak?} an acronym of Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali שירות ביטחון כללי) known abroad as the Shin Bet or the GSS (General Security Service), is the Internal General Security Service of Israel. ... Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international, non-governmental organization with the stated purpose of promoting all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. ...

On May 27, 2004, the Jerusalem district court imposed a gag order, preventing further details of the arrest from becoming known. Hounam was scheduled to make a court appearance, as the security services request permission from the courts to continue holding him. May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... A gag order is an order, sometimes a legal order by a court or government, other times a private order by an employer or other institution, restricting information or comment from being made public. ...

Reportedly, on May 22, 2004, Vanunu was secretly interviewed for Hounam's paper, the Sunday Times, by Yael Lotan, an Israeli journalist. Her two hour interview was videotaped by an Israeli television crew. Hounam apparently knew of the interview, and was planning to use portions of it in his documentary. He had been on his way to meet Lotan when he was arrested. May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ...

Hounam's wife Hilarie Hounam disputed the allegations that her husband violated the unusual conditions placed upon Vanunu's release. Speaking from the family's home in the Scottish town of Aberfeldy she said "Peter has been absolutely scrupulous in following the letter of the regulations. He hasn't talked to him [Vanunu] since the day of his release, and everything has had to be done second- or third-hand, through his brother and through lawyers." She added: "I think the secret services can pretty much do what they like in Israel, and this is of no surprise to Peter—he's known Israel well for 18 years and has been following Vanunu's case all that time." Aberfeldy is a burgh in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, on the River Tay. ...

Hounam was detained for one day, during which the case attracted intense media coverage, and after which he was released without charge. Israel's Attorney General reportedly ordered his release, after consulting with the heads of the security services, in order to lower the profile of the case. Hounam returned to the UK on May 28th, 2004, and the BBC announced it would broadcast the Vanunu interview on the following Sunday. In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ...

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Released UK Journalist Said Held In Israeli Dungeon Of Filth (822 words)
Peter Hounam was detained on Wednesday by the Israeli security agency on suspicion that he had obtained classified information from Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli technician who was jailed after revealing Israel's nuclear capabilities to the world.
Hounam angered the Israeli authorities by publishing the identity of the Mossad agent who lured Mr Vanunu to Italy where he was kidnapped, drugged, bound and shipped back to Israel.
"Peter Hounam was brought into the garden by five plain-clothes members of the security forces or police," she said.
Hounam: Israel should be ashamed of arresting me | From Occupied Palestine (1538 words)
Hounam was released from custody Thursday night, a day after the Shin Bet security services detained him on suspicion that he was involved in interviewing former nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu, who was freed in April after serving 18 years for spilling Israel's nuclear secrets.
Lotan is suspected of having planned to give Hounam the recordings, because Vanunu was forbidden from meeting with non-Israelis as part of the limitations imposed on Vanunu by the Shin Bet upon his release from prison.
Hounam has been covering the Vanunu affair for years and is considered to be one of the closest people to the nuclear whistle blower.
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