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Israel Warned over Wikileaks Release

Israel may face diplomatic embarrassment in upcoming Wikileaks release as U.S. documents compromised.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 11/26/2010, 12:39 PM / Last Update: 11/26/2010, 1:15 PM

Israel may face diplomatic embarrassment as United States documents are published on Wikileaks, U.S. diplomats warned Friday. U.S. officials have warned several countries that they may be affected by the leaked documents.

Wikileaks plans to publish hundreds of thousands of America diplomatic cables sent from Washington to various U.S. embassies. The documents could be posted on the whistle-blowing website as early as Friday.

The Obama administration has criticized the decision to leak the files. “These revelations are harmful to the United States and our interests,” said State Department spokesman PJ Crowley. He expressed concern that the leak could lead allies to lose trust in America.

Diplomats at America's Tel Aviv embassy expressed concern as well.

The London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat reported Thursday that some of the leaked documents show that Turkey allowed weapons to be smuggled to Al-Qaeda terrorists in Iraq. The report also alleged direct Turkish involvement in terrorist attacks.