Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier convicted of the biggest breach of classified data in the nation's history by providing files to WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Wednesday.
A military judge on Tuesday found U.S. soldier Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced for handing over documents to WikiLeaks, but he still likely faces a long jail term after being found guilty of 19 other counts.
“I learned a lot from WikiLeaks,” David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker magazine, told a full auditorium at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management when he spoke on Jan. 30 at the 10th annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Pearl Foundation, in partnership with Hillel at UCLA and UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations. “One thing I learned,” he said, “is that our diplomats are not bad.”
The handful of Jews remaining in Baghdad must leave because their names appeared in a WikiLeaks cable, an Anglican priest in the Iraqi capital said.
Iran is manufacturing special missiles for Hamas that can be smuggled through tunnels into the Gaza Strip, according to the report of a conversation between Israel Defense Forces Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Harel and U.S. ambassador to Israel James Cunningham.
Israeli officials expect Hezbollah to fire about 500 missiles a day at Israel, including 100 that will reach Tel Aviv, in the next war.
The Reform movement is seeking clarification from the Pentagon on the treatment of the soldier accused in a massive leaks case. The letter sent Tuesday by Reform's Religious Action Center to Defense Secretary Robert Gates noted "incomplete" reports in the media about the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, who allegedly is behind leaks of classified documents last year to WikiLeaks.
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Director Steven Spielberg has purchased the screen rights to the WikiLeaks story. Spielberg bought the rights to "WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy," written by Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding, the Guardian reported Wednesday.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused British journalists of a "Jewish conspiracy" against him. The accusation came in remarks published in the British magazine Private Eye, which was reporting on a phone call Assange made on Feb. 16 to the magazine's editor complaining about British coverage of WikiLeaks, The New York Times reported.
Alan Dershowitz has joined an effort to keep U.S. authorities from reviewing Twitter accounts related to the WikiLeaks case. The U.S. Justice Department in December subpoenaed the social network site to obtain communications between the documents leaks site and its followers.
Israel has long preferred current Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman as successor to President Hosni Mubarak, according to leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.
The United States was advised by a German think tank to use "covert sabotage" to disrupt Iran's march toward nuclear weapons, a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable reveals.
Israeli officials at a crossing into Gaza took bribes in order to let goods into the coastal strip, a cable made public by WikiLeaks said. The diplomatic cable from June 2006 said that "US businesses allege that corruption by Israeli officials at Karni crossing is impeding their access to the Gaza market." It was published Thursday in the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten, which says it has all 250,000 U.S. cables leaked to WikiLeaks.
Israel told the United States in 2008 that it planned to keep Gaza's economy "on the brink of collapse," according to a diplomatic cable obtained by WikiLeaks.
Unless you’re a reader of Islamist websites, you’d probably be surprised to learn that the WikiLeaks trove of U.S. diplomatic cables is an Israeli conspiracy. Wonder why there was so much material about Arab regimes petitioning the United States to contain Iran’s nuclear program? How about why there was conspicuously little in the trove of data that was embarrassing to Israel? It’s because WikiLeaks founder and director Julian Assange struck a deal with Israel and the “Israel lobby” to withhold documents that might embarrass the Jewish state -- at least that’s what Al Manar, the Hezbollah-run media outlet, and Al Haqiqa, which is affiliated with a Syrian opposition group, are writing. The conspiracy theories are percolating as well on far-left and far-right websites.
Iran has missiles that can reach Israel in 12 minutes, according to cables released by WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks' release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables has caused a backlash of anti-Israel conspiracy theories, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
The United States has reportedly declined a request by the United Arab Emirates to help investigate the assassination of a Hamas leader in a Dubai hotel room.
A confidential memo from Condoleezza Rice to State Department representatives around the world confirmed that Israel destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor, a cable leaked to WikiLeaks says.
WikiLeaks will release sensitive leaked diplomatic cables regarding Israel in the coming months, its founder said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's patience with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has "run out," a WikiLeaks cable leaked on Monday revealed.
The United States accused Syria of arming Hezbollah with advanced ballistic missiles, a new document released by WikiLeaks showed.
A peek behind the scenes offered by the WikiLeaks cables published this week offer hints into U.S. and regional priorities. The two issues cropping up most often in the Middle East are Iran and Israeli-Arab peace. The cables also offer choice insights into how Americans interact with the locals.
Israelis can't be blamed for mistrusting Arabs, according to remarks by the ruler of the Arab state of Qatar released by the WikiLeaks group in the latest of a string of surprising revelations. Qatar's Emir, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, made the comments in a meeting with U.S. Senator John Kerry on February 23. A report of their discussions, obtained by the WikiLeaks group, was filed by America's Ambassador to Qatar Joseph LeBaron.
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.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United States in early 2009 that he supported land swaps in a peace agreement with the Palestinians, a leaked document shows.
WikiLeakThe secret documents released by WikiLeaks will not negatively affect Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.