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Cablegate: Israel Will Consider Felice Gaer's Candidacy For

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P 171557Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3289
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0563
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 5872

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DEPT. FOR NEA/IPA, IO/RHS, AND L/HRR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA IL
SUBJECT: ISRAEL WILL CONSIDER FELICE GAER'S CANDIDACY FOR
UN COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE

REF: A. STATE 126155
B. STATE 108642
C. STATE 107692
D. STATE 107687

1. (U) Poloff discussed reftel points with MFA Counsellor for
Human Rights and International Organizations Simona Halperin
on September 17. Halperin noted that the GOI was preparing
for the October 8 vote on Committee Against Torture (CAT)
membership, but had no substantive comments regarding Felice
Gaer's candidacy at this time. Halperin thanked poloff for
the points and CV, and undertook to discuss Ms. Gaer's
candidacy with others involved in the CAT preparations. We
will report any further developments.

2. (U) NOTE: Post was not included among the addressees in
refs. B-D (containing the original instructions and demarche
points), and was not aware of this issue until we received
ref. A on September 10.

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