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Cablegate: Israel On Pa On Bid for Wto Observer Status

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DE RUEHGV #0972 3091221
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 051221Z NOV 09
FM USMISSION GENEVA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 9975
INFO RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 4651
RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM 0909
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 6920
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA 0002
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RUEHSW/AMEMBASSY BERN 8545
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO 2058
RUEHKV/AMEMBASSY KYIV 1438
RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH 0735
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO 2023
RUEHAM/AMEMBASSY AMMAN 1082
RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 1830
RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS GENEVA 000972

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

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DEPT PASS USTR
TEL AVIV FOR AMB, DCM, AND ECON
USTR FOR CKLEIN, AVENKATARAMAN,SFRANCESKI, MMOWREY

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TAGS: ETRD WTRO ECON PREL KWBG IS
SUBJECT: ISRAEL ON PA ON BID FOR WTO OBSERVER STATUS

Reftels: (a) Jerusalem 1607 (B) Secstate 99831 (c) Geneva00783
(d) Tel Aviv 02166 (e) Geneva 00839

1.(SBU) The Israeli Ambassador just called Charge to advise that he
has received instructions not to object to PA observer status at the
WTO Ministerial Conference. He also advised Charge that Israel will
not object to the PA being seated as "Palestine".

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