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  • WikiLeaks soldier Manning sentenced to 35 years in prison

    August 21, 2013 | 9:24 am

    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.

    Judge Colonel Denise Lind, who last month found Manning guilty of 20 charges including...

  • Manning acquitted of aiding enemy, still may face long jail term

    July 30, 2013 | 10:14 am

    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.

    Colonel Denise Lind...

  • Pearl lecture features New Yorker editor Remnick

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 1, 2012 | 3:02 pm

    “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...

  • Baghdad priest: City’s Jews must leave after names in WikiLeaks

    October 10, 2011 | 11:14 am

    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.

    The priest said he is working with the U.S. Embassy to get the Jews to emigrate, the McClatchy news service reported. The embassy told...

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  • WikiLeaks: Iran providing Hamas with smuggle-ready rockets, says IDF

    April 15, 2011 | 3:39 am

    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.

    A cable on the...

  • Israel/Wikileaks: ‘Hezbollah expected to launch 100 missiles a day at Tel Aviv’

    April 8, 2011 | 8:18 am

    Israeli officials expect Hezbollah to fire about 500 missiles a day at Israel, including 100 that will reach Tel Aviv, in the next war.

    A batch of U.S. diplomatic leaks shared with Israeli newspapers through WikiLeaks were published Friday. Summaries of conversations in 2009...

  • Reform wants answers on Manning’s treatment

    March 30, 2011 | 10:07 am

    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...

  • Spielberg purchases screen rights to WikiLeaks

    March 2, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    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.

    DreamWorks will...

  • WikiLeaks’ Assange accuses journalists of Jewish conspiracy

    March 1, 2011 | 3:21 pm

    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...

  • Making a Mistake is Not Rape

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    February 25, 2011 | 10:38 am

    A District Judge has ruled that Julian Assange will be extradited and so he leaves to face his accusers.  As a news junky, I’ve been fascinated with Assange for months and so I’ve been following his rape case rather closely. Or I guess I should say, alleged rape. There are two...

  • Dershowitz joins WikiLeaks team as adviser

    February 17, 2011 | 12:12 pm

    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.

    ...
  • WikiLeaks: Israel prefers Egypt’s Suleiman

    February 8, 2011 | 8:32 am

    Israel has long preferred current Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman as successor to President Hosni Mubarak, according to leaked U.S. diplomatic cables.

    A senior adviser from Israel’s Ministry of Defense told U.S. diplomats in Tel Aviv in August 2008 that Suleiman was viewed as...

  • WikiLeaks: U.S. advised to fight Iranian nukes with ‘covert sabotage’

    January 19, 2011 | 9:21 am

    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.

    The cable from the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Philip Murphy, sent in January 2010, said that Volker Perthes,...

  • WikiLeaks: Israeli Gaza border officials took bribes

    January 6, 2011 | 10:39 am

    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...

  • WikiLeaks: Israel kept Gaza economy ‘on brink’

    January 5, 2011 | 8:32 am

    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.

    The cable, one of three on the topic from the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Washington, said that “As part of their overall...

  • Some Arab conspiracy theorists seeing WikiLeaks-Israel link

    January 3, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    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...

  • WikiLeaks: Iran can reach Israel in 12 minutes

    January 2, 2011 | 8:34 pm

    Iran has missiles that can reach Israel in 12 minutes, according to cables released by WikiLeaks.

    Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told a U.S. Congressional delegation in November 2009 that the Islamic Republic has over 300 missiles that can reach the Jewish state...

  • Anti-Israel backlash from WikiLeaks release

    December 29, 2010 | 11:22 am

    WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables has caused a backlash of anti-Israel conspiracy theories, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    Anti-Israel conspiracy theorists are claiming that Israel and the Israel lobby played a secret role in the documents’...

  • WikiLeaks: U.S. did not help Dubai assassination investigation

    December 28, 2010 | 9:42 am

    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.

    Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was assassinated in the hotel room in January. Some 33 people are accused by Dubai police of...

  • Rice cable confirms Israel destroyed Syrian reactor

    December 27, 2010 | 11:06 am

    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.

    The cable, which has not yet been published, was reported by the Israeli newspaper Yediot...

  • WikiLeaks to release more Israel cables

    December 23, 2010 | 9:50 am

    WikiLeaks will release sensitive leaked diplomatic cables regarding Israel in the coming months, its founder said.

    Julian Assange told Al-Jazeera Wednesday that his website will release top secret letters dealing with the 2006 Second Lebanon war, the assassination of a high-level...

  • Wikileaks cable: Netanyahu’s patience with Abbas has ‘run out’

    December 20, 2010 | 3:20 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s patience with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has “run out,” a WikiLeaks cable leaked on Monday revealed.

    In a “secret” December 2009 cable dispatched to Washington from the embassy in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu’s senior policy aide Ron Dermer is...

  • WikiLeaks: U.S. accuses Syria of arming Hezbollah

    December 7, 2010 | 10:08 am

    The United States accused Syria of arming Hezbollah with advanced ballistic missiles, a new document released by WikiLeaks showed.

    The document was released by the site Tuesday, the same day that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange turned himself in to London police and was arrested...

  • Cables show shared Israeli, Arab concerns about Iran

    December 1, 2010 | 10:29 am

    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...

  • WikiLeaks cables: You can’t blame Israel for mistrusting Arabs, says Qatari ruler

    November 30, 2010 | 11:43 am

    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....

  • WikiLeaks reveals secrets, backroom dealmaking—and cluelessness

    November 30, 2010 | 10:44 am

    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.

    ...
  • Leaked document: Netanyahu backed land swaps

    November 30, 2010 | 10:05 am

    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.

    Netanyahu also said in the meeting with a delegation of U.S. officials in Israel two weeks after Israel’s...

  • WikiLeaks release not a problem for Israel, Netanyahu says

    November 29, 2010 | 8:39 am

    The secret documents released by WikiLeaks will not negatively affect Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Israeli leaders can feel comfortable with what was revealed in the first batch of documents made public Sunday, Netanyahu said, because there is very little...

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