This time there are maps -- not that they necessarily help. After the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000, the Israeli and Palestinian sides bickered about who had offered what, and the competing historical narratives were adopted by either side and around the world. This time, the proposed territorial concessions that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian negotiators discussed are visible in living color -- in a set of leaked Palestinian Authority documents published by Al Jazeera.
A careful reading of the WikiLeaks trove of State Department cables -- which is laying bare some 250,000 secret dispatches detailing private conversations, assessments and dealmaking of U.S. diplomats -- reveals a notable if perhaps surprising pattern: how often they get things wrong.
WikiLeakThe secret documents released by WikiLeaks will not negatively affect Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.