WikiLeaks cables disclosed Israel informed Abbas of Cast Lead before launching it. During the slaughter, his silence showed complicity. Defense Minister Ehud Barak's telegrams to US deputy ambassador Luis Moreni said Israel asked if Egypt and Fatah would take over Gaza once Israel defeated Hamas.
In conversations with U.S. diplomats, FM predicted Mubarak s downfall several years ago, but he was less on the button when it came to assessing developments in his own backyard.
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat tendered his resignation Saturday amid deadlock in efforts to renew peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official said. Erakat told AFP he was stepping down because of his responsibility for the disclosure of confidential documents on Al-Jazeera, shortly after his resignation was announced by senior Palestinian Liberation Organization Yasser Abed Rabbo.
A leaked US cable summarises a July 2008 discussion between the Prime Minister of the West Bank, Salam Fayyad, and chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, on the state of Israeli-Palestinian relations. While Fayyad thanked Washington for "unprecedented" assistance, complained about Israel's "unwanted" actions and discussed "relations" with Gazans; Erekat underlined the Palestinian Authority's commitment to finish a framework for permanent status.
In a June 2007 report, the head of Israel's internal intelligence service Shin Bet, Yuvak Diskin, had a meeting with US Ambassador Richard H. Jones. Diskin talked about the destructive yet balancing nature of the conflict between the Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas, outlined Fatah's disadvantages in that contest, and complained about Cairo
Gleeful Israeli leaders and their neo-conservative supporters here have spent much of the past week insisting that the United States State Department cables published by WikiLeaks prove that Sunni Arab leaders in the Middle East are far more preoccupied with the threat posed by an ascendant and possibly nuclear Iran than with a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Obama administration just two weeks after elected to Knesset that he supported the idea of a land exchange and had no desire to govern Palestinian territories, according to a diplomatic cable released by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks on Sunday.