Israel Political Brief April 10, 2013: WikiLeaks: US blamed Israel for holding back peace in 1975

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WikiLeaks: US blamed Israel for holding back peace in 1975

Source: JPost, 4-10-13

Henry Kissinger talks to The Washington Post.

Henry Kissinger talks to The Washington Post. Photo: Screenshot

WikiLeaks has published 1.7 million US diplomatic documents ranging from 1973-1976 online. It is their largest release to date and it is named after the former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger because many of the documents were addressed to or written by him.

The Jerusalem Post has uncovered a cable sent from the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia on January 9, 1975, which analyzed the Israeli-Arab conflict. It was concluded that it was Israel’s stubborn position that was holding back peace.

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“Nevertheless, viewed from here, the Israeli pessimism seems largely if not entirely unwarranted. It seems based on an extraordinary lack of understanding of what happened in the Arab world in the last year and a half. Rather than girding their loins for the fifth, sixth, seventh Israeli-Arab wars. The Israelis might examine more carefully than they seem to have done so far the alternative of a peaceful accommodation with the Arabs.”READ MORE

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