Palestinian laborers work in a new section to the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arbaa close to the West Bank town of Hebron in October. The Obama administration was working to persuade Israel to renew a settlement moratorium in the West Bank so Palestinians can return to talks, but those efforts appear to have failed. Hazem Bader/Getty Images hide caption

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Leaked U.S. diplomatic cables contained information on the inner workings of the State Department, including some frank assessments of world leaders. hide caption

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