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Cablegate: Response to Leahy Vetting for Mg Benny Gantz

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TO RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV PRIORITY 6010
INFO RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM PRIORITY 3530

UNCLAS STATE 111639

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM IS
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO LEAHY VETTING FOR MG BENNY GANTZ

REF: 08 TEL AVIV 02349

1. The Department of State has reviewed its files and finds
that as of October 17, 2008 it possesses no credible
information of gross violations of human rights by the
individuals listed below:

Name: Benjamin Gantz
DPOB: 09 Jun 1959 Israel

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 individual 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 Jonathan Peccia,
NEA/IPA, 202-647-4386.
RICE

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