The Wikileaks dump of “US Embassy cables” that include Israel Palestine has apparently started dropping. At the Guardian site.
Here’s a juicy one. Stuart Levey, under secretary of the Treasury in the Bush Administration, goes to Israel two weeks after the presidential election in ’08, and promises that the Obama administration will keep up the pressure to stop Iran from getting nukes:
In a visit to Israel on 16-17 November, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Stuart A. Levey, reassured GOI officials that no momentum would be lost in USG efforts to combat terrorist financing or to pressure Iran during the transition to a new US administration in January…
[Israeli] National Security Council (NCS) Chairman, Dani Arditi, in a November 16 meeting with U/S Stuart Levey, asked whether Levey thought his efforts would continue into the next U.S. administration. Even though he said he planned to resign as required in January, Levey told Arditi that he believed the Obama team would be committed to continuing the ambitious program against terrorism finance that he has shepherded over the last several years.
Levey didn’t resign by the way. He’s still around. Guess he knew something.