Emails between Jonathan B. Schwartz, Todd F. Buchwald, Joshua L. Dorosin and Others re: Report of Israeli interrogators at Abu Ghraib

Emails discuss and include an Associated Press article that includes a BBC interview by Brigadier General Janis L. Karpinski, wherein she states she met a man at Abu Ghraib who told her he was Israeli and that he was conducting interrogations. The article states that if Israelis were conducting interrogations it would "inflame opinion in the Muslim world."

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Tuesday, July 6, 2004
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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Eley, Darlyce M
From:: Schwartz, Jonathan B (Legal):

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Sent:: Tuesday, July 06, 2004 10:15 AM . To:: Buchwald, Todd F; Dorosin, Joshua L; Dolan, JoAnn Subject:: FW: Former Abu Ghraib commander says she met Israeli interrogator in Iraq
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--Original Message--From::Holman, Beverly S Sent::Tuesday, July 06, 2004 10:10 AM To::Legal-All-At.As-dl; Legal-AH-Deputies-d1; Legal-L-NESA-dl Subject::FW: Former Abu Ghraib commander says she met Israeli interrogator in Iraq
----Original Message— From::Viau, Jennifer L Sent::Saturday, July 03, 2004 11:27 AM
To:FLW -NEA; LW-Mahogany; SES-0 Shift-II; LW-PM; LW-L; LW-S/WCI; PAPress Officers Subject:FFormer Abu Ghraib commander says she met Israeli interrogator in Iraq
N AP-Iraq-Prisoner Abuse Former Abu Ghraib commander says she met Israeli interrogator in Iraq -(London-AP) — The former U-S commander in charge of Abu Ghraib (grayb) prison says there are signs Israelis were'involved in interrogating Iraqi detainees at another facility. Brigadier General Janis Karpinski says she met a man who told her he was Israeli during a visit to a Baghdad intelligence center with a senior coalition general. In an interview with the B-B-C she says the man told her he carried out some interrogations and that he spoke Arabic, but was not an Arab, but from Israel. However, Israel's Foreign Ministry tells denies the claim, saying reports of Israeli troops or interrogators in Iraq
are "completely untrue." Karpinski was suspended in May over allegations of prisoner abuse. The presence of Israeli forces in Iraq would inflame opinion in the Muslim world, where many compare the
abuse of prisoners by U-S forces to Israel's treatment of Palestinian detainees. -%AP Links Charles de Ledesma, correspondent A former Abu Ghraib prison camp commander says she met an Israeli interrogator in Iraq.
CUT 119 (07/03/04) :35 Charles de Ledesma, correspondent De Ledesma reports that Israeli interrogators are known for using tough methods.
CUT 120 (07/03/04) :20 "in Iraq"
GRAPHICSBANK 855615 (05/06/04)» 1500x1125 Donald Rumsfeld, as US Defense Secretary, with Janis Karpinski, Brigadier General (I-r), stand in Abu Ghraib prison, Baghdad, Iraq, photo
(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: WILLIAM J GEHRON

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DATE/CASE ID: 14 DEC 2004 200303827

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