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American Embassy informs PMO that diplomatic cables dealing with Israel-US relations set to be released could cause embarrassment.
The US Embassy in Tel Aviv has informed the Prime Minister’s Office that the website WikiLeaks was planning on releasing US diplomatic cables, of which some may deal with Israel-America relations.
The reason the US gave for informing the Israeli government is that they wanted to make sure Israel was prepared for publicity that might cause diplomatic embarrassment, and would not be surprised by the findings.
On Wednesday the Obama administration said it had alerted Congress and begun notifying foreign governments that the WikiLeaks website is preparing to release sensitive US diplomatic files that could damage US relations with friends and allies across the globe.
“These revelations are harmful to the United States and our interests,” State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said. “They are going to create tension in relationships between our diplomats and our friends around the world.”