Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The Official Discrimination Is Still There

Israeli/Jewish institutions being assisted by an American government grant assistance fund sponsored by the Jerusalem Consulate in the total amount globally of $23,000,000 with an award ceiling of $2,000,000.

But the references to "Jerusalem, WB, Gaza", I thought, needed to be checked.  Were Jews or institutions of Jews  residing in the Judea and Samaria communities eligible?

So, I clicked on the link there and looked around and clicked on this PDF document where, in the section on Eligibility I found this:

USOs and OSIs must be open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, and veteran’s status. However, targeting assistance to certain populations as defined in the Project Description will not be construed as discrimination for this APS.

So, we're back at the official American discrimination policy that disallows Jews residing in Judea and Samaria from applying, except, I presume, through the Embassy in Israel.


P.S.  Latest event that is avoiding Jewish J&S communities:

Curious about American rap music? Want to see how art and activism can go together? Then come check out the fabulous Aisha Fukushima and her band of “Raptivists” (rap activists) LIVE in concert! #SharingCulture #HolyLandRaptivism

Bethlehem Academy of Music, in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, is pleased to invite you check out the fabulous Aisha Fukushima.

Aisha Fukushima is a Singer, Speaker, Educator, and ‘RAPtivist’ (rap activist). Fukushima founded RAPtivism (Rap Activism) a global hip hop project spanning 10 countries and four continents, highlighting the ways culture can contribute to universal efforts for freedom and justice by challenging oppression with expression. She is a multilingual, multiracial African American Japanese woman whose work is influenced by her global upbringing with roots spanning from her birthplace of Seattle, Washington to her other hometown of Yokohama, Japan.

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