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Cablegate: Israeli Pocs for Global Initiative to Combat

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P 081401Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
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SUBJECT: ISRAELI POCS FOR GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO COMBAT
NUCLEAR TERRORISM

REF: A. STATE 41807
B. STATE 58978
C. STATE 57410
D. STATE 50177

1. (SBU) Responding to ref A request for Global Initiative
(GI) point-of-contact (POC) information, Israeli MFA
Strategic Affairs Division Minister Counselor Eyal Propper
informed polmiloff May 8 that Israel's points of contact for
the GI will be the following persons:

A. Overall GOI POC / Diplomatic POC
Ambassador Miriam Ziv
Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs
Strategic Affairs Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone: 972-2-530-3974 / 3276
FAX: 972-2-530-3015
E-Mail: miriam.ziv@mfa.gov.il

B. Second POC / Substantive and Logistical Issues
Eyal Propper
Minister Counselor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone: 972-2-530-3073
FAX: 972-2-530-3015
E-Mail 1: eyal.propper@mfa.gov.il
E-Mail 2: eyalpropper@gmail.com

C. Third POC / Substantive and Logistical Issues
Dr. Itshak Lederman
Senior Director for CTBT Affairs and Special Projects
Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC)
Phone: 972-3-646-2500
FAX: 972-3-642-8616
E-Mail: ilederman@iaec.gov.il

2. (SBU) Embassy Tel Aviv's GI Coordinating Officer (GICO)
will be:

Michael C. Keays
First Secretary for POL-MIL Affairs
Political Section
Phone: 972-3-519-7460
FAX: 972-3-519-7484
Unclassified E-Mail: keaysmc@state.gov

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Classified E-Mail: keaysmc@state.sgov.gov

The back-up GICO will be:

Peter Vrooman
Deputy Political Counselor
Political Section
Phone: 972-3-519-7515
FAX: 972-3-519-7484
Unclassified E-Mail: vroomanp@state.gov

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Classified E-Mail: vroomanph@state.sgov.gov

3. (SBU) Responding to ref B information on the 3rd GI
Conference scheduled to take place June 11-12 in Astana,
Kazakhstan, Propper said that it is likely -- but not yet
confirmed -- that MFA Deputy Director General for Strategic
Affairs Ambassador Miriam Ziv will lead the Israeli
delegation to conference. Propper promised to confirm
Israel's participation and details as soon as possible.

4. (SBU) Propper expressed appreciation for the information
in refs C and D, observing that there are now 25 countries
involved in the Global Initiative. He asked that we keep
Ambassador Ziv, Dr. Lederman and him informed of GI
developments, and said that he looked forward to receiving
from Washington the most current version of the GI Plan of
Work.

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