WikiLeaks blows cover off Israel’s covert Gulf states ties

Wikileaks blows cover off Israel’s covert Gulf states ties

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/wikileaks-blows-cover-off-israel-s-covert-gulf-states-ties-1.327758

  • Published 23:19 29.11.10
  • Latest update 23:19 29.11.10
  • Diplomatic cable dating from 2009 indicates that then FM Tzipi Livni had a good working, personal relationship with U.A.E. Foreign Minister Abdullah Ibn Zayed.

    By Barak Ravid Tags: Israel news Tzipi Livni UAE WikiLeaks

    Israel’s covert relations with the United Arab Emirates were yet another issue exposed by the recent leak of 250,000 diplomatic cables by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks on Sunday.

    In a cable dating to March of 2009, Marc Sievers, the political advisor of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, provides an overview of Israel’s relations with the Gulf states, following a meeting with the head of the Middle East division of the Foreign Ministry, Yaakov Hadas.

    The overview details a “good and personal relationship” to have been developed between then Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and U.A.E. Foreign Minister Abdullah Ibn Zayed, adding, however, that the two officials would not “do in public what they say behind closed doors.”

    While Israel and the U.A.E. do not have official diplomatic relations, the diplomatic cable exposed by WikiLeaks uncovers the secret and persistent dialogue between the two countries during the administration of former Prime Minster Ehud Olmert.

    In addition to the Foreign Ministry, which was reportedly in charge of most of these covert contacts, reports have also emerged that the Mossad Meir Dagan chief was entrusted with secret talks with Saudi Arabia.

    Another part of the cable also addressed Israel’s ties with Qatar, which were severed several months prior to the reported meeting over Israel’s war against Hamas in early 2009.

    Hadas is quoted as pointing out that there were signs that pressure on Qatar to renew its relations with Israel was beginning to bear fruit. The Israeli officials also indicated that he had been invited to talks at Doha by Qatari officials geared at discussing the possibility of reopening the Israeli mission in the country.

    “The Qataris need to understand that they cannot expect Israeli cooperation without agreeing to reopen the Israeli mission,” Hadas is quoted as saying.

    3 Responses to “WikiLeaks blows cover off Israel’s covert Gulf states ties”

    • In response: when it comes to racist/zionism anything in the realm of intrigue is likely and quite possible.

      John Mccain, (Joe Lieberman’s racist/zionist buddy), stated this AM that wikileaks can be traced to a lowly army private. I’m from missouri on that one and on the while mess. Knowing what I know about intrigue, I’d guess that wikileaks is a US gov’t operation which of course is under the auspices of racist/zionist israel. What cinches my hunch is the leakage of Islamic countries disclosing their desire to stop Iran. This desire has been in the very vocal statements emanating from israel for many years. Of course, the aim is to disrupt the gov’ts. of leading Islamic sovereign countries. It’s not bad enough to wage outright war on Islamic soverigns but this latest ploy is just the epitome of deception. Remember, the mossad (israeli war maker) boasts the wage war by deception and you have to hand it to them: they do a remarkable job! Since the brainwashed population of the US will beleive anything, we need more real, true news and it seems to be breaking through more every day. BBC is a great source of news but is biased for israel and that does no one any good. I have shared this knowledge with them via e-mail many times so don’t really expect a reply. A leading question is why they don’t (BBC, that is), broadcast on Saturdays. Do you think Judaic law has anythingto to do with it???

      I couldn’t supply a website because I use the local Senior Center computer.

      KEEP SMILIN’

    • Patriot says:

      PressTV – ‘Wiki paves way for US strike on Iran’

      http://www.presstv.ir/detail/153317.html

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