ADL slams conspiracy theories linking Israel to WikiLeak

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December 29, 2010 16:39

 
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The the release of classified US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks is "being exploited to spread false and malicious conspiracy theories against Israel," the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said in a statement released Wednesday.

The ADL said claims that the Israel and the "Israel lobby" in the US played a secret role in the release of the cables was "part of a disinformation campaign that has as gained traction with those catering to the far right and the left, some Arab and Islamic Web sites and others dedicated to spreading 'anti-Zionist' messages like Islam Times and Hezbollah’s Al Manar.

“Once again, as we saw with the 9/11 attacks and the financial meltdown, we are seeing yet another manifestation of the Big Lie against Jews and Israel,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, said in the statement.  “The WikiLeaks affair has given new life to the old conspiracy theories of underhanded Jewish and Israeli involvement in an event with significant repercussions for the U.S. and many nations around the world."

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