Sunday, July 31, 2011

They're Not Playing Our Tune

Following up my post on the US Jerusalem Consulate, we now have this:

US Consulate in Jerusalem Honors Palestinian Winner in Singing Competition

(WAFA) - The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem Thursday night in Ramallah honored the young Palestinian Acil Agha, who won the title of the best voice in the singing program ‘Ahla Sout Ghaneeha’ 2011 which is funded by the US Consulate.

The cultural Attaché at the U.S. Consulate General, Cynthia Harvey, Reem Mubarak, director of the program and the Rev. Metri al-Raheb honored and delivered the winner the first prize, which is a full scholarship in music performance provided by the Department of Music at Dar Al-kalema collage...Harvey told WAFA, “ We are always looking for new and different ways to engage with Palestinians, obviously there is a very important government to government relationship but there is also an important people to people relationship that brings Palestinian citizens with American citizens, so that’s one piece of this, which is for us to bring Palestinians and Americans together, as music is an international language.”...I’m always amazed by talents I see in young Palestinians.”

...[Mubarak] hoped that the US consulate continues funding this program in the future.

...Media and Cultural Consul at the U.S. Consulate, Frank Vnfr, said 'the Consulate is proud to support this program for the second year in a row to help the Palestinian students in various parts of the West Bank and East Jerusalem by discovering their talents and improving them.'


Thye are not dancing our dance, either.

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