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July 19, 2013 9:29 am

State Department Corrects ‘East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories’ Error After ZOA Outreach

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JNS.0rg – The U.S. State Department corrected an errant reference to “East Jerusalem” as part of the Palestinian territories following outreach from the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA).

In a press released titled “U.S. Department of State Announces Museums Connect Cultural Exchange 2013 Awardees,” the department had said the Palestinian Heritage Museum is located in “East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories.”

“The State Department should not be referring to East Jerusalem as part of the ‘Palestinian Territories,'” ZOA wrote in a letter to Michael A. Hammer, assistant secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs for the State Department. “The statement is inaccurate, contradicting longstanding U.S. policy that the status of Jerusalem is as yet undetermined and must be resolved in final status negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs.”

ZOA on Wednesday thanked the State Department “for its immediate correction.”

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  • Anti-Semitisism in rampant not only in the EU (Hitler is back), and in this U.S. administration.. Denying that Jerusalem is Israel’s City is totally disgusting. The State Department stinks, and its policymakers stink. I want to encourage Jews everywhere in the world, stand for you country in this difficult time, and support your Primer Minister Netanyahu so that the EU (the violators of the Oslo Accords), the USA (worst U.S. administration), and the rest of the world know that Israel will stand its ground, and fight to not surrender Jerusalem or Judea & Samaria. The EU has fallen in disgrace and has been overrun by arab immigration to the point of adopting the sharia law in their countries…

  • VG

    The question is if this was done willingly or if the State Department needs a to refresh Geography 101.