Thursday, 2 December 2010

Netanyahu: WikiLeaks Revelations Good for Israel

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed the  WikiLeaks are 'good for Israel'

In a Haaretz article, Netanyahu claims that Israel worked in advance to limit any damage from the leaks.
"Every Israeli leader has known for years that that dispatches are likely to leak out, so we adapted ourselves to the reality of leaks," he said. "That has a bearing on who I invite to meetings. No classified Israeli material was exposed by WikiLeaks." 
But for Israel, the outcome (of the WikiLeaks) is positive, Netanyahu said. For years he has warned of the dangers the Iranian nuclear program poses to the entire region. These warnings had been vindicated, Netanyahu said.

"Our region has been hostage to a narrative that is the result of 60 years of propaganda, which paints Israel as the greatest threat," Netanyahu said.
The Jerusalem Post also carries a similar report, WikiLeaks Vindicate, don't damage Israel 

Haaretz is now carrying an article Senior Turkey official says Israel behind WikiLeaks release
Perhaps Julian Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, might be awarded the Moskowitz Prize for Zionism which coincidentally features alongside the Haaretz article.

WikiLeaks is now accessible from 

Browse the WikiLeaks database at the Guardian