According to new revelations, Assange had allegedly struck a deal with Israel before the recent ‘cable gate’,
which may explain why the leaks “were good for Israel,” as the Israeli prime minister put it.
A number of commentators, particularly in Turkey and Russia,
have been wondering why the hundreds of thousands of American classified documents leaked by the website last month
did not contain anything that may embarrass the Israeli government,
like just about every other state referred to in the documents.
The answer appears to be a secret deal struck between the WikiLeaks “heart and soul”,
as Assange humbly described himself once , with Israeli officials,
which ensured that all such documents were ‘removed’ before the rest were made public.
According to an Arabic investigative journalism website ,
Assange had received money from semi-official Israeli sources and promised them, in a “secret, video-recorded agreement,”
not to publish any document that may harm Israeli security or diplomatic interests.
The sources of the Al-Haqiqa report are said to be former WikiLeaks volunteers
who have left the organisation in the last few months over Assange’s “autocratic leadership” and “lack of transparency.”