Why now is a good question posed by dg. I have to say that whether it be the israeli press or otherwise. These leaks of secret meetings - and we see that headline...a lot... do not promote peace and/or stability. One can only assume that deapthroat is a hawk.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: Olmert: No government officials involved in secret Syria talks