WikiLeaks dump shows Sony concerned by its cameras used in Gaza bombings


(JTA) — Sony Pictures Entertainment executives were concerned about a news report that showed one of its cameras being used to guide Israeli rockets bombing Gaza.

Correspondence about the situation from last August was part of the release by WikiLeaks last week of more than 173,000 emails and more than 30,000 company documents.

The story was first reported by the Electronic Intifada.

The correspondence among Michael Lynton, the company’s CEO; Stevan Bernard, its head of corporate security; and David Diamond, executive assistant to the company chairman, included a link to an Iranian Press TV report in which the reporter held up a part of a bomb fired by Israel on Gaza during last summer’s conflict and said it contained a camera marked Sony.

Sony has told Japanese media that it does not design, manufacture or sell any products intended for use in weapons, according to Electronic Intifada.

The document dump also includes correspondence showing actress Natalie Portman hosting an event last year for J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group.

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