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Cablegate: Request Human Rights Vetting for Israel Defense

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DE RUEHTV #1003 1271328
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061328Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6597
INFO RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS TEL AVIV 001003

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPT 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 ISRAEL DEFENSE
FORCES REPRESENTATIVE ATTENDING JUNE 4-26 2008 SEMINAR IN
U.S.

1. (SBU) The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have nominated the
following individual for participation in a National Defense
University Near East/South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic
Studies' Executive Seminar, scheduled to run in the U.S. June
4-26, 2008. Embassy Tel Aviv has no derogatory information
in its records on the individual, or any other indication
that he has been involved in gross violations of human rights.

COL Dan Efrony
Deputy Military Advocate General
Israel Defense Forces
Date of Birth: 17 November 1958
Israeli Passport Number: 10512121

2. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: Embassy Tel Aviv requests the
Department vet the individual for human rights, utilizing
appropriate USG databases, and confirm that we may proceed
with processing him for participation in the NESA Seminar.
(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

LTCOL Ram Martinez, Chief
Office of Defense Cooperation, Tel Aviv
Office Telephone: 972-9-960-1240
Mobile Phone: 972-54-222-8738
Office Unclassified E-Mail: martinezRX@state.gov
Office Secure E-Mail: MartinezRX@state.sgov.gov

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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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