Latest WikiLeaks Cables Reveal Israel’s Alliances and Worst Fears


wikileaksThe latest Wikileaks cables show an intimate co-operation between US and Israeli intelligence organisations and also give a detailed insight on Israel’s military analyses of its other enemies and friends in the region.

Wikileaks has named Mohammed Tantawi, the head of Egypt’s ruling military as an obstacle in Israel’s efforts to stop arms smuggling into Gaza.

Egypt is the primary route for weapons and munitions to be smuggled into the Gaza strip, and the US has been facilitating co-operation between Israel and Egypt to tackle the problem for several years.

The revelations come as part of militarily cables sent from the US embassy in Tel Aviv and have been handed over to Israeli newspapers by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The cables reveal that of Bahrain’s King Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa, whose state has recently been shaken by protests, has had friendly links with the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency.

The cables report a private talk between the then US ambassador, William Monroe, and King Hamad of Bahrain in the king’s palace on 15 February 2005.

Monroe’s report back to Washington said: “He [the king] revealed that Bahrain already has contacts with Israel at the intelligence/security level (with Mossad) and indicated that Bahrain will be willing to move forward in other areas.”

The cables also shed light on Israel’s assessment of Hezbollah’s mounting capability to strike directly at Tel Aviv with an arsenal of more than 20,000 missiles, The Guardian reports.

Israeli intelligence chiefs had briefed their US counterparts during a regular Joint Political Military Group (JPMG) session on 18 November 2009 about the scale of potential Hezbollah attacks from Lebanon.

Other cables give details of regular secret talks between the US and Yuval Diskin, head of Israel’s internal security agency, Shin Beth, over the role of Hamas in Gaza.

Assange has revealed that 6000 documents on Israel will be released soon, adding that they will shed some light on its confrontation of Iran’s nuclear program and its role in the assassination of prominent Hizbullah official Imad Mughniyeh.

“The documents we released in the past few months were the fuel that ignited the Arab revolts,” he said

{Asian News International/ Newscenter}


  1. My guess is that when the truth comes out, the Israelis will look better and the Arabs leaders will not. See what has happened already.