Tuesday, September 20, 2011

And Where Are The Jews?

As I have detailed, the policy of the US Consulate-General in Jerusalem seems to be, except for consular responsibilities such as passports, birth registrations and social security benefits, to practice discrimination against the 350,000 Jews resident in the area under its supervision in Judea and Samaria.  As for the newer nbeighborhoods in Jerusalem, I am not sure.

Here is another activity in which Jews don't get to participate:

Palestinian Volleyball Players and Coaches visit U.S. 2011

Ten high school volleyball players and three coaches from the West Bank are attending a Sports United exchange program in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs. More than just a volleyball training program, the 10-day exchange program also includes teambuilding and leadership activities, meetings with organizations that work with volleyball and other sports in the U.S., workshops on current issues, visits to important historical sites, and cultural activities. The students and coaches come from several different towns and villages around the West Bank, and are visiting the U.S. for the first time

Would those "different towns and villages" include Shiloh, Bet El or Efrat where they play volleyball and other sports?


Building a Business for Palestinian Exports

As part of its activities to help Palestinian businesses compete in global markets, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working with Palestinian agribusinesses and assisted them to attend the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington over July 10–12.

A long list of previous activities.

Cannot we get Congressional oversight on this?


Sent to me by OS:-

I can't see how the consulate can claim that it gives equal service to Israelis. On the other hand, it's so obvious that they're pro-Palestinians, that I don't see that there's much to complain about. Obviously they're not there to serve us. They provide monetary help to Palestinian settlers (Rawabi, various roads) at the same time that Obama demands Israel stop all building activities in Jerusalem.

In any case, take a look at the consulate website.

Under 'Cultural Programs' -

Throughout the year, our office seeks to bring American performing arts and exhibits to the the Palestinian audiences as a valuable means of strengthening ties and increasing mutual understanding between the United States and the Palestinian people.

Last year Bill Kirchen came to Israel. The US Consulate offered free concerts in Ramallah and East Jerusalem (http://jerusalem.usconsulate.gov/pr112310.html). He also appeared in West Jerusalem, but that was not part of the US consulate's program.

Under 'Grant Opportunities'

The Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate General Jerusalem runs a Small Grants Program designed to assist Palestinian organizations

They have an 'Arabic books' program

And let's take a look at their events, all of which were directed at Muslims and/or held in Muslim cities.

Ramadan Kareem! PD Jerusalem Kicks Off a Month of Ramadan Outreach Programming with two Quiz Nights in East Jerusalem and Bethlehem (August 19, 2010)

America House Kicks Off Ramadan Activities in East Jerusalem (August 19, 2010)

Consulate General Announces Winners in the Environmental Awareness Essay Contest Winners (July 22, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Supports the Opening of the Al-Jib Museum in the West Bank (May 18, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Continues Its Celebration of Earth Day 2010 with a Quiz Night Focusing on Environmental Awareness (April 29, 2010)

Wayne State University Professor Conducts Creative-Writing Workshop Using Poetry and Hip-Hop to ACCESS Students in Jericho (April 29, 2010)

Jericho Documentary Project Highlights American Corner Jericho as Part of its 10,000th Anniversary Celebrations (April 28, 2010)

American Corner Salfeet Hosts Environmental Quiz to Celebrate Earth Day (April 27, 2010)

American Corner Salfeet Organizes Clean-up and Planting Campaign (April 26, 2010)

Consulate Honors Palestinian Woman of Courage (April 26, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem celebrates Women's History Month with a Quiz Night Event in Ramallah (March 31, 2010)

American Expert in Social Responsibility Conducts DVC with Pal-Tel Group (March 29, 2010)

American Corner Jericho Celebrates Mother's Day and Women's History Month (March 26, 2010)

American Corner Salfeet Celebrates Women’s History Month with a Quiz Competition (March 25, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Searches for the next Palestinian Idol€ with˜Ghaniha (March 21, 2010)

American Professor Inspires Palestinian Youth with the Magic of Writing (March 05, 2010)

ACCESS Students Perform Sketches and Skit to Celebrate Achievements of Women and Minorities (March 04, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Hosts Digital Video Conference with American Author Jay Parini (February 10, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Recognizes Great American Thinkers at a Special Quiz Night Competition (February 06, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Supports Cooperation Between Police and Youth Throughout the West Bank (February 03, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Honors 97 Graduates of the English ACCESS Micro-scholarship Program (January 22, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Hosts American Musician Peter Yarrow and Members of Operation Respect in Ramallah (January 21, 2010)

U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem Continues to Inspire Palestinian Youth with Production of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper (January 08, 2009)

Regarding the olive harvest in Turmusayya, I'm pretty sure I saw it somewhere, but all I can find now is about a UN envoy.

The US Consul, on the other hand, joined Fayyad to pick olives in Aboud.

U.S. Consul General Participates in Annual Olive Harvest with Prime Minister Fayyad, October 11, 2009

Jerusalem: US Consul General Daniel Rubinstein joined Prime Minister Fayyad in the West Bank town of Aboud on Sunday to take part in the community's annual olive harvest. The Consul General also met with the Palestinian Minister of Agriculture and members of the local community.  Commenting on the significance of the event, Mr. Rubinstein said that "The symbolism of the olive harvest to Palestinian identity and Palestinian political aspirations is clear, and I am pleased to be able to be here today to underscore US support for the Palestinian people."

For more information please contact the Consulate Press Office at 02-622-6909 or Information Assistant Hassna Dajani at 054-542-0943.

P.S.  Turmos Aya was in Haaretz.


Anonymous said...

Why is Jerusalem Airport shut?
Because nobody recognises Jewish sovereignty in the OT. Not even the US.

YMedad said...

Dear Anon. sometimes you are so dumb besides being ideologically twisted.

the Arabs shot at the planes, tried overrunning the field and engaged in other acts of sabotaging its use. unfortunately, Israel has no means of overcoming the problem unless using naplam or mass expulsion but we are the good guys and will wait until the Arabs want peace enough to take advanatge of the airport.

I used it years ago and it was just great.

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