Monday, August 20, 2012

US Jerusalem Consulate ActivitiesThat Are Discriminatory

More of those US taxpayer-paid-for activities in the fields of culture, economy, society, civics, sports, etc., that the Jewish residents of the area for which the Consulate is responsible either aren't invited, can't participate or cannot attend for security reasons:


American Consulate Sponsored Ramadan Quiz Night

and  in the week leading up to International Youth Day, the American Consulate Generalin Jerusalem held a series of cultural outreach programs focused on youth, including a Ramadan Quiz Night at the Jerusalem Hotel which featured Palestinian youth from the Access English Micro-scholarship Program. The Consulate General also sponsored iftars throughout the West Bank


America House in Jerusalem screened the movie "Inception"


On August 2, the new American Consul General Michael Ratney hosted a Ramadan iftar at the Children’s Happiness Center (CHC) in Hebron. 


For the sixth consecutive year, with funding from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem and in partnership with United Nations Relief & Works Agency (UNRWA), AMIDEAST has implemented “Camp Discovery” – a multi-faceted summer camp experience benefitting 630 Palestinian youth aged 8–14 from refugee camps and other marginalized communities in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Jerusalem.  The U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem has funded this innovative summer camp program since its inception. 
The final day of Camp Discovery was marked in Shu’fat Refugee Camp in Jerusalem.

By the way there is a new Consul-General:-

Prior to assuming his duties in Jerusalem, Mr. Ratney was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Media...From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Ratney served as Spokesman for the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs...Ratney served from 2006 to 2009 as Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Doha, Qatar...In 2004, he served in Iraq, first as a Political Advisor for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad...His languages are Arabic, French, and Spanish....Mr. Ratney is a member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He is married to Karen Sasahara, also a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State.

Welcome to Jerusalem, east, west, all around and including Judea and Samaria home to many thousands of American citizens who are Jewish.


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