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Cablegate: Request Human Rights Vetting for Israeli Defense

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DE RUEHTV #1002 1271323
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061323Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6596
INFO RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS TEL AVIV 001002

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

STATE FOR NEA/IPA (PECCIA), INR/NESA, PM/PPA, DRL/PHD, L/M
DIA FOR DHO-6

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR PHUM IS
SUBJECT: REQUEST HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR ISRAELI DEFENSE
FORCES PERSONNEL ATTENDING MAY INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL
OPERATIONS FORCES WEEK EVENTS

1. (SBU) Embassy Tel Aviv's Defense Attache Office (DAO) has
nominated the following individuals for participation in
events during International Special Operations Forces week,
scheduled to run during the last week of May in Tampa,
Florida. Embassy Tel Aviv has no derogatory information in
its records on the individuals, or any other indication that
they have been involved in gross violations of human rights.

COL Nadav Padan
Current IDF Attache in Washington, D.C.
Israel Defense Forces
Date/Place of Birth: September 27, 1967, Israel
Israeli Passport Number: 11995013

LTCOL Oren Gil
Commander of the Counterterrorism, Marksmanship, and Sniper
School (CTMSS)
Israel Defense Forces
Date/Place of Birth: May 23, 1973, Italy
Israeli Passport Number: 10087497

2. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: Embassy Tel Aviv requests the
Department vet these individuals for human rights, utilizing
appropriate USG databases, and confirm that we may proceed
with processing them for participation in the International
Special Operations Forces Week events. (NOTE: Please be
advised of the short timeline for completing this vetting.
END NOTE.)

3. (SBU) Embassy Tel Aviv Points of Contact are as follows:

Lauren Gottlieb, Political Officer
Political Section
Office Telephone: 972-3-519-7568
Office FAX: 972-3-519-7484
Mobile Phone: 972-50-729-6726
Office Unclassified E-Mail: GottliebLM2@state.gov
Office Secure E-Mail: GottliebLM2@state.sgov.gov

Richard Outzen, Assistant Army Attache
US Defense Attache Office, Tel Aviv
Office Telephone: 972-3-519-7388
Mobile Phone: 972-50-535-3205
Office Unclassified E-Mail: outzenr@state.gov
Office Secure E-Mail: dioutrh@dia.smil.mil

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Visit Embassy Tel Aviv's Classified Website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/nea/telaviv

You can also access this site through the State Department's
Classified SIPRNET website.
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JONES

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