Exclusive new cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the United States' heavy-handed efforts to help Israel at the U.N.
aftermath of Israel's 2008-2009 intervention into the Gaza Strip, Susan E.
Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, led a vigorous campaign to
stymie an independent U.N. investigation into possible war crimes, while using
the prospect of such a probe as leverage to pressure Israel to participate in a
U.S.-backed Middle East peace process, according to previously undisclosed
diplomatic cables provided by the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
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