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Cablegate: Israel Proposes June 2010 Gicnt Workshop

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SUBJECT: ISRAEL PROPOSES JUNE 2010 GICNT WORKSHOP

REF: A. TEL AVIV 863
B. STATE 4099
C. TEL AVIV 1017
D. STATE 100994

1. (SBU) Per reftels, the GOI remains interested in hosting a
Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT)
workshop focusing on legal aspects and the forensics involved
with combating nuclear and radiological terrorism. Per ref
C, the GOI had agreed to postpone the workshop until a later
date, and now proposes to host the workshop in Jerusalem on
June 7-8, 2010. According to Israel Atomic Energy Commission
(IAEC) Acting Director Ronen Shaul, the GOI would be willing
to discuss the workshop at the January 2010 Exercise Planning
Group (EPG) in Budapest. However, Shaul said the GOI would
appreciate a confirmation from the GICNT co-chairs regarding
the workshop prior to the EPG so that the GOI can begin
planning activities. Shaul discussed these issues with
polmiloff on November 2.
CUNNINGHAM

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