Friday, December 04, 2015

The Continuing US Consulate-sponsored Discrimination

The continuing saga of activities, programs, visit and other events sponsored by the US Consulate General in Jerusalem, which oversees the territory of Judea and Samaria as well, that disallow Jewish residents of those areas since December 1:

Professor David Goldfield, an American expert on U.S. elections and voting rights from the University of North Carolina, recently paid a visit to Jerusalem and the West Bank supported by a grant from the U.S. consulate. During his extensive program, he met with Palestinian students, journalists, and elections experts to debate the upcoming U.S. presidential elections and the likely challenges facing the next U.S. president. Professor Goldfield has now visited the West Bank twice and plans to come back in the near future, as he said he always has enlightening discussing with Palestinians


Laqef villages exhibited their natural and organic food at the Movenpick Hotel in Ramallah thanks to a grant from the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. The project, implemented in cooperation with the Asala organization, provided the women with the skills and tools necessary to produce high quality and marketable products for the local and regional distribution. We are always excited to see Palestinian entrepreneurs, innovation and creativity!…

Deputy Consul General Dorothy Shea: Today we visited the home of the Sub Laban family to underscore our concern about their potential eviction from Old City's Muslim Quarter. The Sub Laban family has lived in their apartment since 1954 but now faces imminent eviction and is fighting for their right to appeal, despite their protected tenancy status. We remain concerned by a pattern of evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem. All residents deserve fair treatment under the law


Are you a secondary school teacher or scholar interested in American society, values and institutions?
The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) program offers intensive post-graduate summer programs to provide foreign secondary school teachers and scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United States. Click the link for more information:…/fy-16-announcement-susi-scholars-…
Deadline: January 14, 2016
Note: "Applicants should be residing in Jerusalem, Gaza, or the West Bank the country at the time of submitting the applications and interview process"

Did you know that the consulate funds cooperative art exhibits between Palestinian and American museums? Check out the exhibit below for details on our 2014 “Design Diaries International” project that connected Palestinian and American teens through fashion! Contact us at for more information about funding opportunities!…/design-diaries-inte…


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