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Netherlands,

l

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clarification on discrepancies

(Czech Republic,

France,

Isr'ael,

FEMA

(Sonja)

is aware.

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2005

5:52

PM

on

Foreign Offers

of Assistance

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It took longer than we expected. discrepancies w~ noted last night:

However,

here

is

clarification on the

 
 

Czech

Republic

 

Water Filtration unit

(pag~ 6,

first offer)

 

Offer

 

includes possibility of Czech Military Air Transport.

However,

NORTHCOM

 
 

the

aid itself as civil

in nature and offered no

opinion on whether it

'considers should be accepted.

They defer

to

FEMA.

 

24

Tatra

Trucks

(Page

6,

second offer)

-

These,are

 

privately owned trucks

that

the Czechs are offering

to

transport

 
 

to

a

U.S.

base.

Civil

in nature.

NORTHCOM defers

to

FEMA.

 

France

 

Salvage Tug

(Page

8,

fourth offer from France)

-

The

salvage

tug

is

one

of

the two ships mentioned

in the offer.

The

tug,

 

already enroute

from Martinique,

 

has

16

man dive

team embarked.

NORTHCOM wants

the

tug and embarked divers,

 
 

and

is

indicating so to DoS.

NORTHCOM does

not

require

the

2-8

aircraft

also

included

in

the

offer,

or the

second ship.

 

Israel offer from Israel)

Two Military and two Health Officials - The two "Military Officials" are Military Public

(page 13,

 

second

 

Health

Professionals

and are

already

here.

NORTHCOM sees

them filling

essentially a civil

function.

Think

this

one

is

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE 10: 10 OCT 2006 200503991

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Netherlands

Frigate VAN AMSTEL

(page 17,

bottom

two

offers)

-

The

Frigates

referred

to

in the

offers

dated

31

Aug

and

5

Sep

are

 

both VAN AMSTEL.

This

is

a

duplicate offer.

 

The

remainder of the offer

(KDC-IO

with

relief

supplies)

is

civil

in nature

 
 

and

NORTH COM defers

to

FEMA.

Bottom Line:

NORTHCOM

wants

the

ship.

 

Pumps

(Page

18,

first,

third and fourth offers)

-

NORTHCOM wants these pumps.

 

Pumps

(Not

in DoS Matrix)

-

Quite

a

bit

of

ongoing

Additional coordination between Army Corps of

Engineers,

DoS,

 
 

NORTHCOM and

the

Dutch.

Bottom

Line:

NORTHCOM wants

the

pumps and has

email

chain suggesting

DoS

 

is

aware of

offer.

NORTHCOM

will

coordinate

with DoS

to

get this reflected in matrix.

 

United

Kingdom

HMS

CUMBERLAND

(Not

on Matrix>

-

This

was

a

direct offer

by UK LNO to NORTHCOM.

NORTHCOM does

 
 

require

the

ship

and

no

further

action

 

is

required.

 

Let me

know

if

you

have

questions

or additional discrepancies

arise.

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Cc:

Scobey. Margaret (USUN)(New York); TaskForce-f

Subject:

NEA End of Shift Report: Sept 12 Shifl3 (1500 - 2300)

TFUS01: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 9/12/05 Shift 3 (1500-2300) NEA Representative End of Shift Report - S. Sita Sonty

Israel - (1924) Senator Frist's office called H with a constituent complaint, claiming that Israel's contributions were not listed on the State website. The Executive Summary, which lists Israel's contributions, will be sent to Senator Frist's office through H.

Jordan - (1600) Mobile Hospitals from Jordan. FEMA and HHS have declined. If Jordan could send - through AID mission - medical supplies (no drugs) instead, such as first aid kits, USAID will attempt to place'. As of 1600, the plane bringing King Abdullah of Jordan had taken off. TFI still has not received confirmation from the Jordanian Embassy in Washington accepting the aforementioned compromise. WCJi~: Michael Singh, Jordan Desk, is discussing this compromise with the Jordanian Embassy. Notify Lisa in eMS, 7-7640, of outcome.

Saudi Arabia - The Secretary met with the incoming Saudi Ambassador today in New York. The Saudis, through guidance provided in State 163278, have provided $100,000,000 in assistance (Riyadh 6305) to an Aramco subsidiary based in Houston. Aramco is to spend the money to buy relief items and provide them to NGOs and local governments. The problem they are having now is trying to find ways to spend the money, Saudis have commented that they are okay with press coverage of this donation.

Riyadh - (1030)EmbassyRiyadh is in possession ofa check from the AGFUND (Arab GulfProgranune For United Nations Development Organization) for $250k. The check was sent by HRH, Prince TalaJ Abdul Aziz Al Saud (AGFUND President) to Amb. Oberwetter at the US Embassy. The check is made out to the Embassy of the U.S.A. The funds are intended "for the support of emergency relief and rescue operations targeting women and children victims of the recent hurricane in the U.S.A." Roger Anderson, Charleston Disbursing Office is in direct contact with post on instructions to process the check through financial systems.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT QF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA

DATE/CASE In: 11 SEP 2006

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TFUS01: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 9/10/05

Shift 3 (1500 - 2300)

NEA Representative End of Shift Report - Victor Manley

Israel

FEMA advises that four generators offered by Israel may no longer be needed. The

generators were in Spain enroute to Israel when Israel offered to send them back to the US. FEMA had asked for technical information before deciding whether to accept the offer. Israel Embassy Special Advisor I . Iwas expected to

call the Task Force with the information by Suriday 9/11.

[FEMA's need is for 60 Hz,

150 Kw or larger, 110 or 120-240 volts with adaptors for US plugs.]

A decision

regarding whether to accept the offer will be made after]

~allson Sunday.

Saudi Arabia

.

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The 100 million dollar aid offer reported by Embassy Riyadh on 9/07 (Riyadh 6305 on the Class system) has been added to the Summary of Foreign Assistance Received or Expected. While no formal acceptance cable has been sent, according to NEN ARPI Office Director Alan Misenheimer the offer has been discussed in meetings of the outgoing Saudi ambassador with the President and the Secretary. The offer is complicated by the fact that the money is not to go directly to the USG, but to an Ararnco Subsidiary based in Houston which would use the money to buy relief items and provide them to NGOs and local governments. According to Misenheimer, this procedure is

likely to change after discussions with the

Saudis..

The incoming Saudi ambassador will

present his credentials to the Secretary on Monday, and how-to handle this offer will be

one ofthe topics on the agenda. Misenheimer recommends that no acceptance cable be sent at this time.

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State: Short-list of priority countries based on assistance offered:

The following list has been generated by the Department of State. State would appreciate answers on the following offers.

\

France: Aircraft; 2 navy ships for transport; pre-positioned humanitarian supplies in Martinique offered

Germany: Offer of high-speed water pumps

Israel: Offer of medical supplies

Netherlands: TA with rebuilding levees

Russia: IL-76 transport and technical assistance; humanitarian supplies

Belgium: TA assistance--generators/water pumps

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE In: 29 NOV 2006 200503991

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FW: Decline cables - Please forward to Jed Meline at NSC

EXERCISE *** TOPOFF 3 *** EXERCISE

-"'()r1glnal Message--

From:

eMSTaskForce1P

Sent:

Monday, september 12, 200510:54 PM

To:

SWO Duty

Cc:

TaskForee-l

Subject:

Decline cables· Please forward to Jed Meline at NSC

Attached are the following decline cables that have gone out thus far. For Russia and France I could only find the drafts,

not the final cables. According to the Cable Matrix, these three have all gone out. the NSC.

Please forward these to Jed Meline at

Thanks, Kim Archea, TF1

Decline Cable

)RAFT-NIACT-Russ••

Declining Part of Hurricane Katrina Assistance - Russia

Decline cable .

  • DRAFT- France tu ...

Declining Offer of French Tugboat Assistance

~

E.J

C - Israel Declining

Generator..•

Declining Offer of Generators from Israel

EXERCISE *** TOPOFF 3 *** EXERCISE

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DATE/CASE In: 26 SEP 2006

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Sent:

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Cc:

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FW: SATCOM assistance from Israel and Germany

Importance: High·'

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE ID: 29 MAR 2007 200503991

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Below reflects a tel call from Vandenberg AFB. THe Israeli attache contacted JTF-K directlly adn

apparently there is some interest. I don't know where the German offer came from.

We have no record.

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Importance: High

Ma'am,

Attached are the items J6/Space related communications SATCOM equipment offers from Israel and Germany we spoke about. The Director Space Forces (DIRSPACEFOR) at JTF Katrina has been made aware of numerous items these two being the DoS related items. I am passing their emails and the info to you for getting into the proper channels.

Germany -- has offered a German-manned ground station (have tech specs I can send, but the jist is it's a GM-3 type, only about half the size)

,

-- the use of 2 German technicians for 60 days to keep the ground station working, plus they bring all their own O&M supplies, gear, and even gas for their generator

lsrael-- SATCOM ground terminal, NewSkies Satellite transponders and transportation of terminal to the US Recommend you discuss directly with Col Santee or his action officer Capt McCulley at Tyndall AFB. FL infoed above. Thanks for your help. VIR

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Call for JSpOC Assistance

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Sorry for the long email conversation I

...

read

only if you want to know about the NSS/lsraeli donation issue. Per our

tre's our current situation

and progress. This is all unclassified:

,

,

Donation vitals - New Skies Satellite Corp has donated bandwidth free of charge on NSS 5 and/or 7 (I say and/or because my facts aren't straight on that yet)

  • - The bands involved are the C and Ku bands, and one source tells me that an entire 2 transponders are being

offered. Don't know if that's true or even feasible. however.

.

- T-Mobile has donated 1500 GSM cell phones free of charge • Israel (the nation of):

-- has donated 1500 prepaid SIM cards free of charge

-- has donated a German-manned ground station (have tech specs I can send, but the jist is it's a GM-3 sorta

thing, only about half the size)

,

-- has donated the use of 2 German technicians for 60 days to keep the ground station working, plus they bring all their own O&M supplies, gear. and even gas for their generator

III
III

~Tm~~mr~o research the viability of this offer,and between he

andl~

apabilities of all this stuff would be if we accepted it:-

_......lwe

got a good read on

-

32 mile radius of cellular coverage (not sure how many simultaneous channels yet) for up to 60 days

-

1500 cell phones that are prepaid with the SIM cards

-

64 mile diameter covers a bunch of New Orleans and/or Biloxi

L1MFACs:

-

The vendors are getting restless, Theyoffered this stuff 48 hours ago, and the government hasn't responded

yet.

-

The nation of Israel (well, their attache in Washington) is wondering how long to keep the C-130 on the flight

line. The ground station is sitting on the tarmac. loaded, waiting for orders to go, and has been for 48+ hours.

rve been on the phone with the attache every couple of hours since noon delay, obviously.

they're

patient, but not amused by our '

-

We, as DIRSPACEFOR, have been unable to get the guys at OISA or NORTHCOM to move on this. I'm going

forwarded that stuff to I

to try tomorrow via the contacts I already have at NORTHCOM and OISA's Commercial Satcom guys. I

learller, some of it

..

,

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We're planning on putting this capability in New Orleans unless someone trumps us.

Conclusions

If you, comm crew, can get movement (sir, you mentioned the PolAd earlier), then I will keep the donors satisfied for one more day that progress is being made." There is a document that must be signed by someone (I am awaiting that electronically) that's basically an MOU between DISA and Israel and says "thanks for sending; we accept." I just need a name and sig"nature on that document. That's all I need to let the Israeli poes light the

fuse on the transport mission.

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FWT: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

More guidance to field. -----original Message----- From: PATH Telegram Delivery Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:09 PM

To: Aguilar, Karen; Almodovar, Cindy Trodden; Almodovar, Cindy Trodden; Amadeo, Stefanie;

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Ansah-Twum, Ellen Y; Ball, Jacqueline A; Bame, David J; Barnes, Susan D;

Barnett,

Cheryl

E; Beeton, Amy E;

Bell,

Susan J

(S/CT);

Bibbins

Sedaca,

Nicole

M;

Block,

Marc David;

 

Bradley, Tobin J; Bradley, Tobin J; Brewer, Maria E; Bullivant, N. Lynn; Burk, Susan F;

Busse, Mark D; Chambers,

Patricia J; Chandler, Karen R; Cheatwood, Jon P; Cimino, Sandra;

CMS - Telegrams; Coffey,

Marguerite R;

Crock,

Jonathan H;

Curley,

Susan A;

CUrley, Susan

A;

Dees,

Peter M; Diascro,

Matthew N;

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Alison

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Duffy,

William J;

Duffy,

William

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Franz, David w; Friedrich, Mary K;

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Jo;

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Vera;

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Lisa C;

 

Glassman,

Deborah

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Angela

J;

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Michelle

F;

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Brent

R;

Hart,

Shirley

M; Hawthorne,

Margaret

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Caitlin M;

Hayes,

Patrick R; Hayes, Patrick R; Heffern,

John A; Helton-Floyd, Kathleen L; Holinka, Ann M; Holley, Vanessa A; Hughes, Inez I;

 

Jablonsky, Michele;

Jacobs,

Morris

E;

Jakub,

Michael

A;

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Todd A;

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Lori

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Pierre

R;

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J.

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C;

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R;

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Karen

E;

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Eva A;

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P;

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Subject: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

 

SUBJECT: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

REF: STATE 163279

 

1.

As

foreign

governments,

individuals

and organizations

continue

to provide

assistance

in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we must ensure that our appreciation for their generosity and support continues to be expressed clearly and publicly. As delivery of assistance from specific countries is confirmed, embassies are to make public statements

.to

the government,

in

the

media

and

in other appropriate venu~s thanking donors

for

their

help at this critical time. Statements should be coordinated with host governments to avoid possible misunderstandings or preemption of donor country announcement.

2.

Posts

should

keep

the

Task

Force

advised

of actions

taken

in

response

to

this

cable.

For

Post's

information only,

please

see

the

attached

list

(para.

5)

of

foreign

government

offers

that have been accepted as

of

this

date.

3.

The

Hurricane

Katrina

Task

Force

will

advise

posts

of

formal

acceptance

of

specific

categories of assistance

 

from

individual

countries

as

soon

as

approval

is generated.

The

Secretary's

statement

from

Friday

(Ref

163279),

 

tailored

to particular circumstances,

may

serve

as

the basis

for

embassy statements.

 

4.

In anticipation

of world

leader interest

in

the

recovery

efforts

going

on

in

the

wake

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of Hurricane Katrina, the State Department will arrange special VIP briefings during the

UN General Assembly events of next week. These briefings will provide information on

recovery progress and donor assistance

Travel in and around the disaster area is

both

.. difficult and hazardous. These briefings will allow world leaders who plan to attend UNGA

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE In: 23 JAN 2007 200503991

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to

stay

informed

as

to

the

recovery efforts

in

the

disaster

 

region.

5.

SUMMARY OF

FOREIGN OFFERS

ACCEPTED OR PLAN TO ACCEPT

 

COUNTRY

 

FOREIGN OFFERS

 

Afghanistan

 

$100,000

cash

Armenia

 

$100,000

cash

Australia

 

$7.6

million

cash

Azerbaijan

 

$500,000

cash

Bahamas

 

$50,000

 

cash

Bahrain

$5

million

cash

Bangladesh

 

$1 million

cash

 

Belgium

 

Med/logistics

teams

to Red Cross

Canada

 

2

helos,

32-person

rescue

team,

Air

 

Canada

evacuation

flights,

medical

 

supplies

 

China

 

$5.1 million

cash and relief

supplies

 

Djibouti

$50,000

 

Finland

France

 

cash to Red Cross

KREs,

3 logisticians Tents, supplies

tarps,

water treatment

 

Gabon

 

$500,000

check

 

Georgia

 

$50,000

check

Germany

MREs and

high

speed pumps

 

Greece

 

Cruise

ships,

private

offer

ICRC

Web-based

tracing

system

 

India

 

$5

million

cash

 

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Tents, medical supplies

 

Japan

 

$1,000,000

cash,

generators,

tents,

 
 

Blankets, bottled water

 

Kuwait

 

$400

million

in oil',' $100 'million cash

 

Maldives

 

$25,000

cash

 

Mexico

Bedding, MREs, baby care' items;

 

NATO

personal hygiene kits Coordinating European assistance offers

Norway Organization of

 

$1.54

million

in

relief

American

States

$25,000

 

cash

Qatar

 

$100

million cash

 

RepUblic

of

Korea

$30

million

cash and

in-kind donations

 

Saudi Arabia

 

$5

million

from

Aramco;

$250,000

cash

Singapore

 

3

helos

Sri

Lanka

$25,000

cash

 

Taiwan

 

$2

million

cash,

medical

supplies

Thailand

Large

amounts

of

food

UAE

$100

million

cash

UK

UN

MREs

 

UN

OCHA

Disaster Assessment and Coordination

 

Team and

Logistics

support

 

UN

WHO

Public health officers

and

logisticians

 

Venezuela

 

Up

to

$1

million

to

Red

Cross

6.

Minimize

considered.

 

RICE

Additional Addresees:

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AMEMBASSY

KHARTOUM

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BELIZE

AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN

UNCLASSIFIED

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Oliva, Amber M

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Oliva, Amber M UNCLASSIFIED

From:

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Subject:

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FW: TFUS01 :9/9/05 Katrina - Shift 2 NEA Wrap-Up

>From:

Rosenstock,

Matthew S

 

>Sent:

Friday,

September

09,

2005

3:12:52

 

PM

>To:

'CMS TaskForce1Q'

 

>Subject:

RE:

TFUS01:9/9/05

Katrina

-

Shift

2

NEA Wrap-Up

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forwarded

by

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Very useful,

thanks

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE ID: 23 JAN 2007 200503991

From: CMS TaskForce1Q

 

Sent: Friday, september 09, 2005 3:04 PM To: NEA-Staff-DL Cc: TaskForce-l

Subject:

TFUS01:9/9/0S

Katrina

-

Shift

2

NEA Wrap-Up

TFUS01: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 9/9/05 Shift 2 (7:00 AM-3:00 PM) NEA Representative End of Shift Report- Jason Bruder

Tunisia

The Tunisian Flight is en-route, stopped at Andrews for-re-fuelling and scheduled to arrive in Little Rock around 4PM EST. According to Desk Officer Bill Lawrence the two C-130's contain 7 tons of blankets and 13 tons of tents, water, detergent, diapers, and other relief items from Red Crescent. Not that many flights have actually arrived (or been accepted) this week which makes the Tunisian and Egyptian contributions very significant.

Israel

 

A relief flight

from

Israel

arrived on the

night of

the

a-9th

carrying

70

tons

of

relief

supplies.

Discrepancies

in

the

Israeli

contribution

section of

the

donor's

matrix

were

cleared up by Desk Officer Matt Rostock. A Hill staffer called to find out why ~we were

refusing

assistance

from

Israel,"

and was

directed

to

the

Israel

Desk.

Ambassador Thomas

personally advised

us

to

tell

the

Israelis

that we

did not

need

their

forensic

team at

 

present,

but given

the

large

number of

bodies

yet

to

be

discovered we

may yet.

 

Egypt

Ani

-

1called in at 7AM to protest FEMA's rejection of

 

addItIOnal

EgyptIan

relIet

materIal at

this

time.

An

American

C-5

and

C-130

are

 

departing

Cairo,

empty,

for

the

U.S.

on

Saturday and

sunday.

1

lpointed out that

there was

a

target

 

of

opportunity

to

transship

the

remaining

rel~ef suppl~es (water,

 

tents,

etc).

FEMA

was

unable

to

schedule

the

flight

on

Thursday

"at this

time,

for

logistical

reasons."

Apparently,

 

FEMA

can

only

accept

relief

supplies with

a

designated

recipient

available

who

can

take

the

material

upon

arrival.

Sherry Hazelhurst,

OFDA rep

on

TSUSOl

sent

an e-mail

top

the Desk that

stated FEMA's current

inability to accept

.

additional

supplies.

 

Kuwait

B6

B6

B5

_____________________________________

1

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UNCLASSIFIED

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Saudi Arabia and Oman

UNCLASSIFIED B5 Saudi Arabia and Oman ----C1:eared=up-discrepanci-e-s-i.-n-donursl1ta-trtx-tn-cLud1-fig aaaft-ion---Of~15 ml11l0n in as sis I:a"'n"c...e------ from Oman. Bahrain

----C1:eared=up-discrepanci-e-s-i.-n-donursl1ta-trtx-tn-cLud1-fig

aaaft-ion---Of~15 ml11l0n in

as sis I:a"'n"c...e------

from Oman.

Bahrain

During the previous shift the following report

came

in

by cable

from Bahrain:

 

"Major Arabic

and English dailies

carried a

statement September 7 from the Ambassador

expressing "profound gratitude" for the $5 million offer of assistance from the Government of Bahrain, as well as the many gestures of compassion, concern, and generosity shown by the Bahraini people. English dailies Bahrain Tribune and the Gulf Daily News carried the

statement

on

the front

page.

Arabic dailies

Al

Ayam and Akhbar Al

Khalij

printed the

statement

in full

with a photo of the Ambassador.

Following a meeting with the

 

Ambassador,

Minister of Labor AI-Alawi thanked the Ambassador for his press

statement,

which he said was very much appreciated by the Bahrainis."

2

UNCLASSIFIED

Message

Page 1 of2

UNCLASSIFIED

00\2

RELEASED IN PART

B6

Oliva, Amber M

c

From:

,

Sent:

To:

Friday, September 09, 2005 6:08 PM Bass, John R (OPS)

ce. SES-O_CMS SUbject: FW': NORTHCOM Input on Foreign Offers of Assistance

B6

John,

 

l clarification on discrepancies (Czech Republic, France, Israel, Netherlands, UK)

FEMA (Sonja) is aware.

---oriCI M:~e---

From'

senc=,'

To:

"a

~r 09, 20bS 5:52 PM

.

Su

,

..

OM Input on Foreign Offers of Assistance

-OrIginal Messa~le--

From: I

I

Sent:,

Friday, septJ~mber 09,20057:'18 AM

To:

Cc:

'sonja.nleuwejaar@dhs.gov'

I

I

Subject:

NORTHCOM Input on Foreign Offers of Assistance

Sonja,

It took lonqer than we expected.

However, here is clarification on the discrepancies we noted last night:

Czech Re'llublic

Water Filtration Unit (Page 6, first offer) - Offer includes possibility of Czech Military

Air Transport. However, NORTHCOM

considers the aid itself as civil in nature and offered no opinion on whether it should be accepted. They defer to FEMA.

24 Tatra Trucks (Page 6, second offer) • These are privately owned trucks that the Czechs are offering to transport

to a U.S. base.

Civil in nature. NORTHCOM defers to FEMA.

France

Salvage Tug (Page 8, fourth offer from France) - The salvage tug is one of the two ships

mentioned in the offer. The tug,·

,

already enroute from Martinique, wants the tug and embarked divers,

has a 16 man dive team embarked.

NORTHCOM

7/5/2006

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA

DATE/CASE In: 18 MAY 2007

200503991

UNCLASSIFIED

Message.

UNCLASSIFIED

Page 2 of2

and Is indicating so to DoS. NORTHCOM does not require the 2-8 aircraft also included in the offer, or the second ship.

Israel

Two Military and two Health Officials (Page 13, second offer from Israel) - The two "Military

Officials" are Military Public

Health Professionals and are already here. NORTHCOM sees them filling essentially a civil function. Think this one is

OBE.

Netherlands

Frigate VAN AMSTEL (Page 17, bottom two offers) - The Frigates referred to in the

offers dated 31 Aug and 5 Sep are

both VAN AMSTEL. This is a duplicate offer. The remainder of the offer (KDC-10 with relief supplies) is civil in nature

and NORTHCOM defers to FEMA. Bottom Line: NORTHCOM wants the ship.

Pumps (Page 18, first, third and fourth offers) - NORTHCOM wants these pump's•

.Additional Pumps (Not in DoS Matrix).• Quite a bit of ongoing coordination between Army Corps of Engineers. DoS,

NORTHCOM and the Dutch. Bottom Line: NORTHCOM wants the pumps and has email chain suggesting DoS

is aware of offer. NORTHCOM will coordinate with DoS to get this renected in

matrix.

United Kingdom

HMS CUMBERLAND (Not on Matnx) - This was a direct offer by UK LNO to

NORTHCOM. NORTHCOM does

require the ship and no further action is'required.

let me know if you have questions or additional discrepancies arise. 0

B6

7/5/2006

UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED RELEASED IN PART

B6

DR- \~5'

TFUSOl: Hurricane Katrina Task Force 9/10/05

Shift 3 (1500 - 2300)

NEA Representative End ofSbiftReport - Victor Manley

Israel

FEMA advises that four generators offered by Israel may no longer be needed. The

generators were in Spain enroute to Israel when Israel offered to send them back to the US. FEMA had asked for technical information before deciding whether to accept the

offer. Israel Embassy Special Advisor]

!was expected to

B6

call the Task Force with the information by Sunday 9/11. [FEMA's need is for 60 Hz,

150 Kw or larger, 110 or 120-240 volts with adaptors for US plugs.]

A decision'

regarding whether to accept the offer will be made after Kaufman calls on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia

The lOO million dollar aid offer

reported by Embassy Riyadh on 9/07 (Riyadh 6305 on

the Class system) has been added to the Summary of Foreign Assistance Received or Expected. While no formal acceptance cable has been sent, according to NEA/ARPI Office Director Alan Misenheimer the offer has been discussed in meetings. of the outgoing Saudi ambassador with the President and the Secretary. The offer is complicated by the fact that the money is not to go directly to the USG. but to an Aramco Subsidiary based in Houston which would use the money to buy relief items and provide them to NGOs and local governments. According to Misenheimer.this procedure is

'\

i

likely to change after discussions with the Saudis. The incoming Saudi ambassador wiU<,;. t: . present his credentials to the Secretary on Monday, and how to handle this offer will ber :' « one of the topics on the agenda Misenheimer recommends that no acceptance cable be

sentatthistime.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE ID: 06 OCT 2006 200503991

UNCLASSIFIED

......

G- ~.,

UNCLASSIFIED

...... G- ~., UNCLASSIFIED J O'Herron, Petra C ! From: Rosenstock, Matthew S Sent: Friday, September

J

O'Herron, Petra C !

From:

Rosenstock, Matthew S

Sent:

Friday, September 23. 2005 1:37 PM

To:

Fox, Stephen R

(N ENRA)

Cc:

Harris, Michelle F; Waters, John R (NENIPA)

SUbject:

RE: ACTION: Follow-up actions on Hurricane Katrina

Steve,

RELEASED IN FULL

The MRN for the thank you cable to Israel for the offer of assistance is STATE 174118

The matrix for Israel is totally screwed up. I tried to correct this once, but was told the Task Force would not remove anything from the' matrix. The GOI offers of assistance are repeated multiple times with slight variations, all garbles of a couple of main offers (problem partly caused by GOI calling every agency in town to reiterate their assistanec offers). In the matrix, line 240 is accurate, line 243 is accurate, lines 245 and 244 are the same thing, line 246 is accurate, line 247 and 249 deal with the same offer. line 250 is accurate. All other lines in the matrix concerning Israel are either inaccurate or garbled repeats of the offers mentioned in the lines I just mentioned and should be deleted. All GOI offers were eventually declined except for the relief flight mentioned in the second document.

The Palestinian Authority made a $10.000 donation to the American red Cross. The Matrix reflects this, but the second

document you sent does not, and should be changed to reflect the PA contribution. The thank you cable for the PA was

STATE 172112.

.

let me know if you need anything else.

Cheers,

Matt

.

-----Original Message-----

 

From:

. Fox, Stephen R (NEA/RA)

sent:

Friday, September 23, 2005

12:01 PM

To:

NEA-ARPI-DL; NEA-ELA-DL; NEA-MAG-DL; NEA-IPA-DL

Cc:

Harris, MichelleF

Subject:

ACTlON: Follow-up actions on Hurricane Katrlna

Colleagues --

The chain below is a little hard to follow, but here is what is needed on a reasonably quick basis (the urgency is principally to close out Katrina-related business before we are inundated with Rita over the weekend).

1. Look at the followirtq chart of needed follow-up actions to 'fill in the blanks and close the thank- you loops on gifts received from NEA countries. There actions for most, though not all, NEA desk officers.

File: NEA Follow-up actions 09 23 05.doc » This table is cross-referenced to the master matrix. in step 2 below (which is SBU/close hold).

«

  • 2. Check in this master matrix for any items for your countries that I may have missed.

«

File: Working -- International Offers of Assistance - 091605 1600

EDT.xls»

  • 3. Send me an e-mail via the reply function (don't fill in boxes in the matrix) with responses to the

"actions needed" items or other things you have spotted in the matrix. and send one response to the WG. '

I'll assemble everything .

  • 4. If you need to draft a thank-you reply cable, the models to use are below.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE In: 07 SEP 2006 200503991

-'

1

UNCLASSIFIED

Generally. I don't

I

UNCLASSIFIED

; think they need a front office clearance (beyond a cc to the staff aides). Michelle Harris for approval, cc to me, and push them out.

Send them directly to

  • 5. Drop dead date is allegedly 1:00 today, but under the circumstances, mid-afternoon will be

more than acceptable.

I'll be out 3-5 and will send then,

Thanks.

Ste-ve PO:{

Deputy Director, NEA/RA

Office of Regional Affairs Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Department of State

. Tel:

(202) 647-4505

Fax: (202) 647-7837

From:

Harris, Michelle F(Main State)

sent:

Friday, september23,2005 10:12 AM

To:

Kabina Working Group; Milhous, Virginia H(AF/EX)

Cc:

Tucker, Kelly J

Subject:

cable Actions

Importance:

High

KWG Regional Bureau Reps -

Per meeting this morning:

Attached please find the current outgoing Cable Log.

FYI - A draft cable does exist for 100% declined countries. I will distribute to the KWG after receiving further

Refer to my email yesterday (Subject: Katrina Cable Guidance) for sample cable language, and advise supporting

desks and/or posts to use the same. The less deviation from the sample language the better.

guidance from S. By 1 :OOpm today, please send me a list of countries that have open offers/remaining action items, Le.,

-

Country A, 500 tents, pending FEMA decision

-

Country B, USD 10,000, cable being drafted

-

Country C, plastic sheeting and 1,000 rations, country offer 100% declined (holding for S guidance)

Let's give a big push to get all acceptance/partial acceptance cables out today if at all possible.

Thanks,

 

Michelle Harris

Special Assistant Katrina Working Group

-----Original Message-----

From:

Harris, Michelle F

sent:

Thursday, September 22, 20054:40 PM

To:

Katrina WorkingGroup

Cc:

Visek, Richard C; Milhous, Virginia H(AF/EX); Smith, NakitaS

Katrina Cable Guidance

Subject:

"

Hi Everyone -

Please use the following as examples (fonnaUwording) for drafting acceptance/partial acceptance cables. You can

draft cables using Cable Express. Run clearances. then transmit to me via email. I'll review, track, pass to

Deborah for final chop.

2

UNCLASSIFIED

.

UNCLASSIFIED

';;'/"', '

Acceptance of cash donations: State 172114 bfState 172098

Acceptance of material donations: State 172092

Partial acceptance of cash and/or material donations: See cables above for TPs 1 and 3, State 172113 for TP

2

For Talking Points: Use exact language as in cables above for TPs 1 and 3. EditTP 2 to reflect offer details. For Subject Line: Use exact wording as in cables above, substitute country name.

Required clearances are as follows:

' For all above cables: Reg Bureau, L (this week Richard Visek, next week Richard or Peter Gutherie), TFUS01

(Deborah via me) For cash donations: Add RM - info only (Donna Bordley)

For material donations.Add OFDA (Tony Stitt - tstitt@ofda.net)

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Michelle Harris

Special Assistant Katrina Working Group

«

File: Cables matrix 09-20-2005.xls »

3

UNCLASSIFIED

,

,

!

'

O'Herron, Petra C

UNCLASSIFIED

O'Herron, Petra C UNCLASSIFIED

From:

eMS TaskForce1 M

.

Sent:

Wednesday, September 07, 20057:30 PM

To:

'stuart.nightingale@hhs.gov'

Cc:

TaskForce-1

SUbject:

FW: proposal for forensic team

RELEASED IN P ART

B6

-----original Message---~-

From,

Shlomi

Kofman

[mailto:Emb-mng@ISRAELEMB.ORG]

 

Sent:

wednesday,

september

07,

2005

7:08

PM

To: . TaskForce -1 .

 

Cc:

Rosenstock,

Matthew

Sj

'thompsonce@state.gov'j

'aledlevy@bezekint.net'j

Shai

Tamir

Subject:

proposal

for

forensic

team

.

Proposal

by,the

Government

of

Israel of

assistance

for

the

relief

 

operation,

 

A.

Provided by

the

Surgeon General

of

IDF

and

the

Director General

of

the

Israeli ministry

of Health.

 

1.

Assistance

in

identification of dead victims.

Forensic

medicine

using modern

 

technologies

including medical

forensic

 
 

specialists

and pqlice

specialist

officers

 

(the

specialties

include

DNA,

dental

and

more)

with

experience gained

from

their work as

a

result of

and during

the

assistance

which was

provided

by

Israeli

team

send

to

work

terror attacks in

 

Thailand after

the

Tsunami

disaster.

 

During

the

tsunami

 

work

the

team gained

special

experience of

identification of

 

bodies

effected by water ..

 

2.

Assistance

in

educating

and

training

primary

responders

(medical,

police,

army

and

other supporting

forces)

 

and

.

 

community leaders and workers in providing mental support and a follow up for the

 

traumatized

communities

in

 

crisis.

This

program

is

focused

basically

on prevention

of

stress

related disorders

and

post

trauma

reactions

in

respondents and victims as well.

This

program was

executed

in

Thailand and Sri

Lanka

during

the

Tsunami

relief

 

operation and of course in Israel during the last five years.

 

3.

Assistance

in

operating

information

systems

to provide data on casualties and dead

 

victims

treated

in medical

 
 

facilities

and

institutes.

The

medical

system

ih

Israel

has

developed

and

operates

an

advanced

computerized

 
 

system

for

gathering data

and

distribution

of

information

on

identified

and

unidentified hospitalized

casualties.

4.

Primary health

care

clinic or

teams

which

have

an

ability

to

treat acute illness or

 

common

chronic

and

infectious

 

diseases

with

resuscitation capabilities.

This

teams

can work

as

united primary'clinic

and

secondary medicine

specialists

in big refugee

shelters

or

as

a

small

medical

teams

reaching

out

for

survivors.

 

B.

The

specialists

in

all

fields

can

be.present

at

any

specified

location within

36-48

hours.

Best

Regards,

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENt OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE ID: 25 SEP 2006 200503991

1

UNCLASSIFIED

,

r

Shlomi

Kofman

Director of Ambassador's

Office

UNCLASSIFIED

Embassy of Israel 3514 International Drive NW Washington, D.C. 20008 '

B6

2

UNCLASSIFIED

Choi, Martino I

UNCLASSIFIED RELEASED IN FULL

DL3~

From:

Gisvold. Lisa C

Sent:

Saturday, September 10. 2005 5:55 PM

To:

Subject:

SES-O CMS; Bass. John R (OPS) FW: Generators I Tarps

-----Original

Message-----

 

From:

rmtkatrina_dmc

[mailto:rmtkatrina_dmc@ofda.net]

Sent: Saturday, September 10,

2005

3:34

PM

To: stitt, Tony; TaskForce-1; Nieuwejaar, Sonja; Gisvold, Lisa C Cc: rmtkatrina dmr; rmtkatrina rm; rmtkatrina lc; Boyle, John; Boyle, John; Leonardo, Christine; Leonardo, Christine; Salih, Nazik - .

SUbject: RE: Generators / Tarps

Dfid rep

says

they have

no plastic

sheeting

in Miami.

Mary Beth

 

From: Stitt, Tony

 

Sent:

Saturday,

September 10,

2005

3:03

PM

To:

'TaskForce-1@state.gov";

'Nieuwejaar,

Sonja';

'gisvoldlc@state.gov'

Cc:

rmtkatrina

dmr;

rmtkatrina

rm;

rmtkatrina

lc;

Boyle,

John;

Boyle,

John;

Leonardo,

 

Christine;

Leonardo,

Christine; Salih,

 

Subject: Generators. / Tarps

Nazik;-rmtkatrina dmc -

TF1

-

Please

pass

to Lisa Gisvold.

We understand that FEMA is requesting tarps and generators urgently.

 

Tarps:

 

This

was·already on

the

list

of

matrix commodities

that

we

were

going

to

accept.

In addition, John Boyle (OFDA Liaison at FEMA) is going.to pass a reminder on the

 

availability of OFDA plastic sheeting in Miami to

the

FEMA Logs

team.

Todd

-

do you

know

if DFID has plastic sheeting at our joint warehouse in Miami?

That

could be

an

additional

source if needed, since they have offered up their Miami commodities. MarY Beth - a

 

possible

question

for our DFID friends

here ...

 

Generators:

to Israel,

According

to

which

they are

the

offering

matrix,

to

Israel has Us-sourced generators -

re-route

back

to

the

US.

John

in

Spain en

route

according

to

the

matrix,

there

are

two

aOOkw,

one

1,SOOkw,

and

one

1,600kw.

What

else

does

FEMA need

to

know

to

determine

usability?

Voltage?

Once

we

know

what

we

need

to

know,

we

can

ask

State

to

go back with

the

info

request.

Thanks,

 

Tony

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE ID: 18 OCT 2006 200503991

.

1

UNCLASSIFIED

Oliva, Amber M

UNCLASSIFIED

From:

Gisvold, Lisa C

Sent:

Saturday, September 10, 2005 5:55 PM

To:

SES-O_CMS; Bass, John R (OPS)

Subject:

FW: Generators I Tarps

RELEASED IN FULL

-----Original From: rmtkatrina_dmc [mailto:rmtkatrina_dmc@ofda.net]

Message--~--

Sent:

Saturday,

September

10,

2005

3:34

PM

To: Stitt, Tony; TaskForce-I; Nieuwejaar, Sonja; Gisvold, Lisa C Cc: rmtkatrina dmr; rmtkatrina rm; rmtkatrina l~; Boyle, John; Boyle, John; Leonardo, Christine; Leonardo, Christine; Salih, Nazik -

Subject:

RE:

Generators

/

Tarps

Dfid

rep

says

they

have

no plastic

sheeting

in Miami.

Mary Beth

 

From: Stitt, Tony Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 3:03 PM To: 'TaskForce-1@state.gov'; 'Nieuwejaar, Sonja'; 'gisvoldlc@state.gov' Cc: rmtkatrina dmr; rmtkatrina rm; rmtkatrina lc; Boyle, John; Boyle, John; Leonardo, ch~istine; Leonardo, Christine; Salih, Nazik;-rmtkatrina dmc

Oliva, Amber M UNCLASSIFIED From: Gisvold, Lisa C Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 5:55 PM To:
Oliva, Amber M UNCLASSIFIED From: Gisvold, Lisa C Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 5:55 PM To:

:r;,c:' ~uPj;lep,t·,~:;f,G.e,nerators/ Tarps

-r: ~i-;' ·'z'~· .ii.~~;~.~. ~:} ::;' ~\' ~; .

.

Tf~

~

Please pass

to

Lisa

Gisvold.

I.

We understand that FEMA is requesting tarps and generators urgently,_

Tarps:

This

was

already on the

list of matrix commodities

that

we

were

going

to

accept.

In addition, John Boyle (OFDA Liaison at FEMA) is going to pass a reminder on the .

availability of OFDA plastic

sheeting

in Miami

to

the

FEMA Logs

team.

Todd

-

do

you

know

if DFID has plastic sheeting at our joint warehouse in Miami?

That

could be

an

additional

source if needed, since they have offered up their Miami commodities.

Mary

Beth

-

a

possible question for our DFID' friends here ...

 

Generators:

to

Israel,

According

which

they

to

are

the

matrix,

offering

to

Israel

has

re-route

US-sourced generators -

to

the

US.

John

back

in Spain

according

en

to

route

the

matrix,

there

are

two

800kw,

one

1,SOOkw,

and

one

1,600kw.

What

else

does

FEMA need

to

know

to

determine

usability?

Voltage?

Once

we

know what

we

need

to

know,

we

can ask

State

to

go

back with

the

info

request.

 

Thanks,

 

Tony

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINJA

DATE/CASE 10: 26 OCT 2006

200503991

UNCLASSIFIED

Chait Martino I

lJNCLASSIFIED

Chait Martino I lJNCLASSIFIED

From:

CMS Taskf'orcef O:

Sent:

Friday. September 09,20058:20 PM

To:

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Action: Israel Generators

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Israel FEMA wants the power generators that the GOl has offered, but has questions about technical issues. FEMA

has requested

Task Force support in identifying an Israeli technical point of contact to answer these questions.

rill provide technical information on five

Shlomi Kaufinan (Israel Embassy Special Advisor~ types of generators.by email, to Task Force by Sunday 9711.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANKTUMMINIA DATE/CASE ID: 13 SEP 2006 200503991

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No new action or info items to report.

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FEMA advises that four generators offered by Israel may no longer be needed

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The

generators were in Spain enroute to Israel when Israel offered to send them back to the US. FEMA had asked for technical information before deciding whether to accept the

offer. Israel Embassy Special Advisor Shlomi Kaufinan

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call the Task Force with the information by Sunday 9/11. [FEMA's need is for 60 Hz,

150 Kw or larger, 110 or 120-240 volts with adaptors for US plugs.]

A decision

regarding whether to accept the offer will be made after Kaufman calls on Sunday.

9/11 Shift 2 Action Item: if Kaufman calls, pass the info to OFDA rep on the TF, for coordination with FEMA. As needed, pass info back to Kaufman and Emb. Tel Aviv. When this situation is resolved, it should be included in the shift's sitrep (audience: the Secretary) but not until then. Note that during shift 1, OFDA rep on the TF queried their logistics staff to see ifgenerators were among items no longer needed. If this is the case, consult with OFDA to determine whether this means we should decline the Israeli offer

and have these generators move on to

Israel.

Saudi Arabia

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State: Short-list of priority countries based on assistance offered:

The following list has been generated by the Department of State. State would appreciate answers on the following offers.

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France: Aircraft; 2 navy ships for transport; pre-positioned humanitarian supplies in Martinique offered

Germany; Offer of high-speed water pumps

Israel: Offer of medical supplies

Netherlands: TA with rebuilding levees

Russia: IL-76 transport and technical assistance; humanitarian supplies

Belgium: TA assistance--generators/water pumps

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA DATE/CASE ID: 29 NOV 2006 20050399]

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Oliva. Amber M

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Sent:

Sunday, September 11, 2005 5:22 PM

To:

CMS TaskForce1 E; Offutt, Denison K; TaskForce-1

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SES-O_CMS

Subject:

LET US BE CLEAR ON ISSUE OF GENERATORS

All,

this

appears

to

be

the

last word on generators.

THis

implies

we

need

to

be

clear

with

the

Israelis

(NEA rep

pIs

follow

up)

and

adjust" any

further

cables

to

posts

to

decline

generators.

 
 

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Generators

 

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From: Stitt,. Tony [mailto:tstitt@ofda.net]

Sent:

Sunday,

September

11,

2005

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Cc: Nieuwejaar, Sonja; Leonardo, Christine; Leonardo, Christin~; Scheurer, Rebecca;

rmtkatrina "dmri

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Subject: Generators

For

the

Task

Force:

Updated guidanc~ on generators.

We should decline all pending

offers for generators. FEMA has been able'to souF~e all generator needs locally. Repeat - all generator offers should be'decline"d:

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Thanks,

Tony

Tony

Stitt

Deputy Manager

for

Operations

USAID

Operations

Center

(703)

526-2210

tstitt@ofda.net

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005 1:11 PM

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Subject:

Israeli offer of assistance: Experts to DC

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According to NENIPA, Israel is sending two military and two health officials to Washington via commercial air to serve as resource should their expertise be needed. The four are enroute and will be on standby at the Israeli Embassy.

.Felix Hernandez

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O'Herron, Petra C UNCLASSIFIED From: eMS TaskForce1Q Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 11:40 AM To: Rosenstock,

From:

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Sent:

Friday, September 09, 2005 11:40 AM

To:

Rosenstock, Matthew S

Cc:

Greene, David J; TaskForce-1

Subject:

RE: Updated Israeli Assistance Offers

Excellent- I'm carrying in to the Matrix folks right now. NEA rocks!

Jason

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UpdatedIsraeli Assistance Offers

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Colleagues - I've made some changes to the Israeli assistance offers listed in the attached spreadsheet, making them more accurate. Also, lines 196 and 197 of the spreadsheet reflect two versions of the same offer. We should probably delete line 196. Finally, lines 193. 194 and 195 are all variations of the same GOI offer (a result of the Israeli Embassy calling numerous officials and repeating the offer over the last few days). I would suggest leaving in line 193 and deleting 194 and 195. You might add the following language to line 193, "The GOI has made the same offer to DOD as mil-to-mil assistance."

Thanks,

Matt R.

Matthe~ S. Rosenstock

Desk Officer

Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs U.S. Department of State, Rm.6251 Tel: (202) 647-2267 Fax: (202) 736-4461

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