King of Jordan had many experiences of education abroad in the US and to England from primary school (in the US) to college level (US and UK)..His son just graduated from one of his alma maters, Georgtown and his daughter goes there now…
Last month my daughter received a plea from a Gazan woman, ASMA, (through a friend in Gaza) who was selected by the US State Department for their Middle East Initiative program run out of Georgetown, to come to the US for a summer program. The school she was scheduled to go to (Benedict in Ill) received information only that Asma “missed her appointment for her visa.” She had stated she wants to be a humans rights lawyer. Wonder if that is what kept her in the Gaza prison.
The woman at Benedict College who was contacted was taken back by my daughter’s call. Clueless as to how she knew a Gazan or the situation….these events need more pressure and exposure, especially when initiated by the state department.. Even if the program is sketchy.
My daughter and I questioned people at the state department as well and the Middle East program, who again seemed uncomfortable someone knew about the situation. All said they tried to be positive to the young woman as they took her scholarship away…their hands were tied so they said…. So these people deserve our emails at least… again and again Angela Young in the jerusalem state department office,
[email protected] was the contact last month for Asma and involved in student visas
sefi shalam [email protected] is another connection..
Perhaps Kerry needs to be sent emails too ..lots of them….this practice is heartbreaking and on purpose….