Tuesday, October 09, 2012

State Department Creationism

Is this discriminatory?

Women in Science Hall of Fame 2013 Program
Deadline for Applications:  October 10, 2012
The American Consulate General in Jerusalem is seeking outstanding female Palestinian
scientists to honor in the 2013 Women in Science Hall of Fame program.
The U.S. Department of State created the annual Arab Women in Science Hall of Fame program in 2010 to honor accomplished scientists in disparate disciplines ranging from marine science to nuclear physics. For the last two years, U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have identified and honored outstanding Arab women involved in medicine, science, engineering, technology, math, and other fields. These role models have served to inspire girls across the region to study science and pursue scientific careers.
The selected honoree will have her biography and photo posted along with other MENA region
scientists on the web sites of U.S. Embassies and Consulates in the MENA region, including the web page of the American Consulate General in Jerusalem.  She will also be featured in a 2013 calendar and have opportunities to promote the program in the media, mentor other Palestinian women and girls, and participate in a trip to the United States to network with other MENA scientists and learn about the contribution of American women  to scientific innovation,
education, leadership, and public policy formation.
Eligibility Requirements:
This program is open to Palestinian women working in any scientific, medical, technological,
engineering, or mathematical disciplines.
Candidates must:
 Be fluent in English, but not hold U.S. citizenship or be a U.S. legal permanent resident.
 Be willing to participate in exchange programs and welcome opportunities to mentor
women and girls.
 Be a citizen and resident of West Bank, Gaza, or Jerusalem at the time of application and
while participating in the program.


Because it is only for women?

Of course not.

Because of English language fluency?

Actually, why must English fluency be a requirement?

Is it because one cannot be an American citizen or legal permanent resident?

I don't think so, although can you be an illegal resident of the US?

Because it disallows the "Palestinian diaspora"?  Naw.

But what really puzzles me is how can one be a "Palestinian citizen"?

A citizen usually is understood to be

Is the United States State Department creating, again, a Palestinian state, when there is none existing?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the State Dept., the buzz on the street is that Chelsi's father is Yasser Arafat. As to whether that is the truth or not only Hilliary knows. I never thought something that butt ugly could come from the loins of Bill. I have heard that HIlliary cannot walk past a burka shop without going in an trying them on. Has her blood been tainted by Palestine. It would appear from her actions that she's fronting for the enemy. Rumors are that her and the annointed one strategially pulled all protection back from our embassy so they could use that slaughter as a crisis for establishment of world blasephemy laws making it punishable by death for blasepheming against Islam. You know from all appearences it seems that is more inclined to be the truth than not.