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Title: RAFI EITAN VISIT TO LATVIA/LITHUANIA - REQUEST FOR

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08RIGA2802008-05-22 13:32:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Riga
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4936
INFO RUEHVL/AMEMBASSY VILNIUS IMMEDIATE 3974
RUEHTL/AMEMBASSY TALLINN IMMEDIATE 4183
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV IMMEDIATE 0266
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STATE FOR EUR AND NEA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/22/2018 
TAGS: PREL PINR LG LH IS
SUBJECT: RAFI EITAN VISIT TO LATVIA/LITHUANIA - REQUEST FOR 
GUIDANCE 
 
REF: OHI/POST E-MAILS 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Charles W. Larson, Jr.  Reason: 1.4 (d) 
 
¶1. (U) This is a joint message from Embassies Riga and 
Vilnius.  This is an action request.  Please see para 3. 
 
¶2. (C) We understand that Israeli government minister Rafi 
Eitan will visit Latvia and Lithuania the week of May 26 to 
press the two governments to do more on restitution issues 
related to Holocaust-era property seizures in both countries. 
 We also understand that Eitan may seek meetings with 
Ambassadors Cloud and Larson or other embassy officials and 
that embassy personnel may be invited to receptions and other 
representational/social events in conjunction with the visit. 
 We note that the Israeli embassy here (the Israeli embassy 
in Riga covers both countries) has generally taken a hands 
off approach to the restitution issue, while our embassies 
have been much more active. 
 
¶3. (C) Action request: Please provide front channel guidance 
on what response we should give to a request for a meeting 
between Eitan and either US Ambassador (or other member of 
the mission staff) as well as how we should respond to 
invitations to representational events in his honor. 
LARSON