The paucity of information on Israel in the early WikiLeaks releases led to a flurry of speculations and conspiracy theories, insisting WikiLeaks may have made a secret deal with the Netanyahu government or that the lack of data proved the organization’s insincerity as a whistleblower. After all, in a dump of 250,000+ classified documents from the US, surely Israel would figure pretty prominently.
And actually it does. Though the information has not been released there will be a considerable dump, according to reports, including some 3,700 documents detailing Israel’s assassination plot in Dubai, the 2007 air strike against Syria, and the 2006 invasion of southern Lebanon.
Truly, the Israeli government is no stranger to unseemly covert actions, and the bulk of such actions are assumed to be taken under American imprimatur. Given this, it seems that the secret data should contain more than a few juicy tidbits.
Which might lead one to wonder why we haven’t seen it before. After all, despite WikiLeaks’ extremely slow release schedule they did give the full collection to a number of Western publications. According to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, this is because the newspapers simply weren’t interested in publishing data embarrassing to Israel. Which is forcing us to wait on this topic, while the press oohs and aahs at the revelations of Anna Nicole Smith’s impact on the Bahaman government.
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