Jerusalem 3239

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Jerusalem 3239  (1978) 
Alexandra Uteev Johnson

Jerusalem 3239 is a cable message that was sent in November 1978 from the United States Consulate General in Jerusalem to the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C., reporting abusive methods allegedly used systematically by Israeli authorities to interrogate Palestinian detainees in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Along with a previous cable, Jerusalem 1500, Jerusalem 3239 became the subject of controversy when its contents became public in February 1979.[1] Originally classified "secret," the cable was declassified in 2008 and released in full (except for captions) in 2009 pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act request.[2]


Jerusalem 3239


  1. T.R. Reid and Edward Cody, "U.S. Reports Indicate Israeli Abuse of Palestinians," The Washington Post, February 7, 1979, p. A1.
  2. United States Department of State Review Authority: Sharon E. Ahmad, Date/Case ID: 27 Aug 2009/200901506. Facsimile available on Wikimedia Commons at [1].

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).