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Cablegate: Response to Request for Human Rights Vetting For

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DE RUEHC #5157 0162120
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 162119Z JAN 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM IMMEDIATE 1703
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV PRIORITY 2684

UNCLAS STATE 005157

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM ASEC IS WE KPAL MASS MARR
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR
MAJOR ROTEM ELGAD

REF: TEL AVIV 000020

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and finds
that as of January 16, 2008, it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
individual listed below.


LAST NAME: Elgad
FIRST NAME: Rotem Rafael
GENDER: Male
DOB: 30 October 1975
RANK/SERVICE: Major, Israel Defense Intelligence, Deputy
Intelligence Officer for IDF West Bank Division

2. Post is permitted to provide the following statement to
authorized parties: Embassy Tel Aviv verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the Israeli Defense
Officer identified in paragraph 1 above, as of this date.
Post may cite this cable in response.

3. If in the future Post becomes aware of possible human
rights violation by the individual listed above, Post should
inform the Department and not proceed with the training.

4. Point of contact at the Department is Lynn Harris,
NEA/IPA, 202-647-2647.
RICE

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