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        9/19/2011, Elul 20, 5771

      Wikileaks: Israel in Indirect Contact with Iran

      A telegram published on the Wikileaks internet site have revealed that Israel's embassy in London used a Chabad rabbi connected to a former commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards to advance the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit, according to a Monday morning report by Yisrael Hayom. The April 2009 telegram from the American embassy to the State Department said that the military advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khaminei rejected the attempt.

      At the time, it was not known if Shalit was still alive.