Not surprisingly there has been extensive coverage in the US about WikiLeaks and Bush/Obama Iran policy, even with Saudi Arabia chiming in to "get" Iran [NPR News, this morning, Nov. 29], and about the UN and alleged ties to Hamas and Hezbollah 'terrrorism.' (Wasn't Hezbollah founded n 1982 in direct response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, and wasn't Hamas founded in the late 1980s as a religious social service agency with covert backing from Israel? It was an Israeli operation to try to divide the loyalty of the occupied population away from Arafat and the PLO.)
But there has been zero coverage of Wikileaks and Israel, only about the PA and more alleged ties to 'terrorism.' (Hasn't Israel killed or maimed more than 100,000 Lebanese citizens in its 40 years of bombings, shellings, invasions and death squad operations? Didn't Israel kill 1,300 people, including children and the elderly, in its 2008-09 attack on Gaza? Did Israel use white phosphorus in Gaza?))
This is why the American people continue to be among the most poorly-informed and disinformed people on earth about the Middle East.
Incidentally, the pro-Israel/US neocon right, expressed in talkback, has had the UN in its crosshairs ever since the Israeli massacre at Qana in Lebanon on April 18, 1996, that killed two young American children, two little girls from Michigan. They were at Qana with their families that year to celebrate Easter.
UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali would not compromise the eyewitness report on the Israeli artillery attack on a designated UN safe area at Qana that had been filed by the UN commander on the scene, a Dutch colonel. Then Israel and its US lobby went to work, and the US government obediently cast an almost unheard of veto to terminate Secretary-General Boutros Ghali.
Ynetnews.com talkbacks can be assured that Americans of conscience support WikiLeaks and the United Nations. Our $7.3 billion is well-spent. We are also mindful of the history:
"We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country...Both the process of expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly. Let the owners of immovable property believe that they are cheating us, selling us things for more than they are worth. But we are not going to sell them anything back."
---Founder of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzel, writing about the Palestinians, 1895.
Is Israel really a "tiny, heroic democracy that shares America's values?" Is Helen Thomas "anti-Semitic" because she dared to criticize Israel in a private comment?