Viewing cable 04THEHAGUE3045
Title: NETHERLANDS/ISRAEL/WEOG: WEOG ALTERNATIVE FORUM

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04THEHAGUE30452004-11-22 15:16:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy The Hague
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C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 003045 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/01/2014 
TAGS: PREL AORC IS NL UNGA
SUBJECT: NETHERLANDS/ISRAEL/WEOG:  WEOG ALTERNATIVE FORUM 
OPTION IN SOME FORA 
 
REF: A. THE HAGUE 2990 (NOTAL) 
 
     ¶B. STATE 235219 
 
Classified By: Political Counselor Andrew Schofer for reasons 1.4 (b) a 
nd (d). 
 
¶1.  (C)  During a November 19 follow-up conversation to ref 
A, Karel van Kesteren (MFA, UN Department) suggested to 
Poloff that the EU is considering the option of holding 
"WEOG" meetings by another name in places like the ILO or 
WIPO in order to facilitate inclusion of Israel.  He noted 
that the EU considers the name "WEOG" to refer first and 
foremost to the New York-based UN election grouping.  In 
other contexts (he cited the ILO), he observed that the same 
countries that are in the New York WEOG already meet in an 
expanded format with "like-minded" countries to discuss 
substantive issues. Such a format, he imagined, could include 
Israeli participation without calling into question the basic 
structure of WEOG in New York and without using the New York 
decision on Israeli participation as a global precedent, an 
outcome it seems the EU still wants to avoid. 
 
¶2.  (SBU)  Poloff encouraged van Kesteren to continue seeking 
flexible EU thinking on this question. which will be on the 
next CONUN agenda in Brussels in December. 
SOBEL