The Ambassador

Maen Rashid Areikat was born October 12, 1960 in Jericho in occupied Palestine. Prior to his appointment to Washington, he was bestowed the rank of Ambassador by Chairman of the PLO and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Ambassador Areikat served for 11 years at the Negotiations Affairs Department (NAD) of the PLO in Ramallah, most recently as its Deputy Head and Coordinator-General (2008- 2009). Ambassador Areikat first joined NAD in 1998, when it was headed by current Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, and served as Director-General until March 2008.

In addition to overseeing NAD’s day-to-day operations, Ambassador Areikat was responsible for overseeing the work of the Negotiations Support Unit (NSU), which provided legal, policy, communication and technical support to Palestinian Negotiating Teams and to the Palestinian Leadership. Prior to his service at NAD, Areikat worked at the Orient House (1993-1998), the headquarters of the PLO in Jerusalem and of the Palestinian Negotiating Team for the Madrid peace talks.

While at the Orient House, he served as spokesperson for the late Mr. Faisal Husseini, the former PLO Executive Committee member in charge of Jerusalem Affairs, and later as Desk Officer for the U.S., Canada, Australia, and South Africa in the Orient House’s International Relations Department. As Chief Representative, Areikat took part in the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations at Beit Hanoun/Erez in Gaza and Taba in Egypt in 1996, in Jerusalem in 1997, and was an official member of the Palestinian delegation at the Wye River negotiations in 1998.

In the course of his career, Ambassador Areikat has traveled extensively throughout the region and abroad, including numerous official visits to Washington, D.C., and several European capitals. He has also participated in various conferences and symposiums on the Middle East peace process and the PalestinianIsraeli conflict. Ambassador Areikat earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arizona State University (ASU) in 1983 and his MBA in management from Western International University in 1987. He received his diplomatic training at the Ministry of External Affairs in Ottawa, Canada in 1993 and 1994, and completed a training course in good governance at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2001. Ambassador Areikat is joined in Washington, D.C., by his wife, Jumana, and their three boys, Rashid (17 years), Saif (15 years) and Amr (12 years).

Consular Affairs

General Power of Attorney Instructions

  1. Powers of Attorney must be signed in front of a Notary Public,

  2. Send $100 money order payable to (CASH),

  3. Send a photocopy of your passport,

  4. Send a return envelop with stamps and your address,

  5. General Powers of Attorney must NOT include the right to sell property,

  6. General Powers of Attorney must state: “This instrument does not include the right to sell or otherwise dispose of land or real property.”

To download the General Power of Attorney form, CLICK HERE.

Durable Power of Attorney Instructions

Changes for Real Estate, Land, and General Power Power of Attorney:

  1. Transfer or sale of land and real-estate can be done by Durable Power of Attorney only,

  2. The fees for certifying a Durable Power of Attorney are $150

  3. All clients must make an appointment to sign their documents at the Delegation office in Washington or one of our designated Notary Publics,

  4. Durable Powers of Attorney will only be certified after verifying ownership of the land mentioned in the POA.

Acceptable documents verifying ownership:

  1. Land deed showing that signatory in fact owns shares in the property issued within a month of signing,

  2. Land deed and Inheritance statement showing that signatory inherited shares in the property,

  3. Clear legible copies of original documents must be available at time of signing.

To download the Durable Power of Attorney form, CLICK HERE.

NGO and Corporate Registration Process

Below is a brief outline of the requirements for certifying documents relating to NGOs, Corporations, and Trademark documents as well as the processing fees involved.

  1. Internal Revenue Service Letter:
    This letter outlines the institutions 501(C) statues and is only required for Nonprofit institutions registration. For-profit corporation must certify the last year’s financial statement as provided by Certified Public Accountants.

    A. Clear and legible copies of this document are acceptable,
    B. Processing fees for this document are: $100 for nonprofits, and $200 for a For-Profit institution.
  2. Letter of Intent and Agency:
    A letter signed by an authorized official or a board resolution, stating the institution’s intent to conduct business in the Palestinian Territories and authorizing an agent or a representative to conduct the institution’s affairs, including the completion of the registration process.

    A. This document must be notarized by a notary public and certified by the Secretary of the relevant State as well as the Department of State in Washington D.C.,
    B. Processing fees for this document are: $100 for Nonprofit organizations, and $200 for a For-Profit organization.
  3. Articles of Incorporation:
    This is a document produced by the State and shows that the organization was appropriately registered.

    A. Copies of the Articles of Incorporation on file with the State registration agency are acceptable if issued by the relevant State registration agency.
    B. Copies from corporate files are acceptable if notarized as true original copies and certified by the Secretary of the relevant State as well as the Department of State in Washington D.C.,
    C. Processing fees for this document are: $100 for Nonprofit organizations, and $200 for a For-Profit organization.
  4. Bylaws:
    These are the internal laws that govern the institution. Contents of the bylaws may include the date of the fiscal year of the institution, the institutions mission statement, board meeting frequency, voting quorum etc.

    A. Copies of the bylaws on file with the State registration agency are acceptable if issued by the relevant State agency.
    B. Copies from corporate files are acceptable if notarized as true original copies and certified by the secretary of the relevant state as well as the Department of State in Washington D.C.,
    C. Processing fees for this document are : $100 for Nonprofit organizations, and $200 for a For-Profit organization.

Passport Renewal Process

Unfortunately the PLO Delegation in Washington does not renew passports. The Delegation’s role in this process is limited to certifying a Power of Attorney. The person named in the Power of Attorney must renew the passport at the Ministry of Interior in Palestine. You must send the certified Power of Attorney, passport photos and the expired passport, or a certified copy of the passport to the person named in the Power of Attorney to complete the renewal process.

 

To certify a passport powers of attorney please follow these instructions:

  1. Print and fill out the Power of Attorney form,

  2. Sign the documents in front of Notary Public,

  3. Send 4 pictures with blue color background,

  4. Send money order of $50 payable to (CASH),

  5. Mail to the following address:

PLO Delegation
1732 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
Washington D.C., 20007

To ensure speedy delivery include express mail envelope with your address and stamps.

To download the Power of Attorney CLICK HERE.
To download the Power of Attorney for minors CLICK HERE.

Notary Publics

George Saba (جورج سابا)

 

12958 Michigan Ave.

Dearborn, MI 48126

313 215 1780

Fuad Ateyeh (فؤاد عطيه)

200 Valencia street

San Francisco California 94103

(415) 990 2500

Samir Farhat (سمير فرحات)

3132 Julington Creek Rd.

Jacksonville, FL 32223

904 705 8293

Ahamd Alahmad (احمد الاحمد)

501 N. Brookhurst #150

Anaheim, CA 92801

(714) 803 0038

SAAD MALLEY (سعد معالي)

4712 West 63rd Street

Chicago, IL 60629

(708) 205 2030


 

YOUSIF MAREI (يوسف مرعي)

4435 North Elston Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630

(773) 879 9229


GHASSAN BARAKAT (غسان بركات)

7372 W. 87th Street

Bridgeview, IL 60455

(312) 671 4787

Mazen Atieh (مازن عطيه)

3179 Fondren Rd

Houston, TX 77063

(832) 512 8848

Awni Abu Hdba (عوني أبوهدبة)

388 Lake View Avenue

Clifton, NJ 07011

(973) 464 2283

شؤون قنصلية

إرشادات تعبئة الوكالات العامة

١. تصديق الوكالة من كاتب العدل

٢. يمكن تصديق أي وكالة من قِبلنا إن كانت باللغة العربية او الانجليزية

(cash) ٣. إرسال حوالة نقدية بقيمة 100$ واجب الدفع إلى

٤. إرفاق مغلف عودة عليه طوابع وعنوان المستلم ورقم الهاتف

:لا يجوز إستخدام الوكالة العامة لغرض نقل ملكية العقارات ويجب أن تشمل الوكالة النص التالي

“يستثنى من أحكام هذه الوكالة بيع وفراغ الأراضي والأموال غير المنقولة”

لتحميل نص الوكالة إضغط هنا 

إرشادات تعبئة الوكالات الدورية والعقارية

١. يتم بيع أو تنازل عن العقارات بموجب وكالة دورية فقط

٢ رسوم تصديق الوكالة الدورية $150

٣. يرجى الإتصال وتحديد موعد للحضور شخصيا إلى مكتب المفوضية بواشنطن، أو أحد مكاتب كتاب العدل المعتمدين للتوقيع وإتمام المعاملة

٤. يتم تصديق الوكالة الدورية بعد إثبات الملكية

:وثائق إثبات الملكية

١. سند تسجيل عقار من دائرة الأراضي عليه إسم الموكِل صادر منذ أقل من شهر قبل التوقيع

٢. سند تسجيل عقار من دائرة الاراضي عليه إسم المورث ووثيقة حصر إرث

٣. يجب أن تكون صور إثباتات الملكية واضحة ومقروءة

٤. في حال عدم إمكانية الحضور في واشنطن، يرجى توقيع الوكالات من قبل أحد كتاب العدل المعتمدين

لتحميل نص الوكالة إضغط هنا

إرشادات تعبئة وكالة جواز السفر

بعثة منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية إلى واشنطن ليس  لديها صلاحية تجديد أو إصدار جواز سفر. يختصر دور السفارة على تصديق وكالة تجديد جواز السفر و يقوم الشخص الموكل في فلسطين بتجديد الجواز من قبل وزارة الداخلية. يجب إرسال التوكيل المصدق من قبل السفارة وصور شخصية والجواز المنتهي أو صورة مصدقة منه للوكيل ليقوم بإجرائات التجديد

:لتصديق توكيل خاص من قبل السفارة إتبع التعليمات التالية

١. طباعة و تعبئة الوكالة الخاصة

٢. توقيع الوثائق أمام كاتب العدل

٣. إرسال أربع صور بخلفية زرقاء اللون

٤. إرفاق مغلف عودة عليه طوابع و عنوان و رقم هاتف المستلم

(cash) ٥. إرسال حوالة نقدية بقيمة 50$ واجب الدفع إلى

:٦. أرسل المعاملة إلى العنوان

PLO Delegation
1732 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007

لتحميل نص الوكالة لمن هم فوق السن القانوني إضغط هنا
لتحميل نص الوكالة لمن هم دون السن القانوني إضغط هنا

 كتاب العدل المعتمدين من قبل بعثة منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية في واشنطن

George Saba (جورج سابا)

12958 Michigan Ave.

Dearborn, MI 48126

313 215 1780

Fuad Ateyeh (فؤاد عطيه)

200 Valencia street

San Francisco California 94103

(415) 990 2500

Samir Farhat (سمير فرحات)

3132 Julington Creek Rd.

Jacksonville, FL 32223

904 705 8293

Ahamd Alahmad (احمد الاحمد)

501 N. Brookhurst #150

Anaheim, CA 92801

(714) 803 0038

SAAD MALLEY (سعد معالي)

4712 West 63rd Street

Chicago, IL 60629

(708) 205 2030


YOUSIF MAREI (يوسف مرعي)

4435 North Elston Ave.

Chicago, IL 60630

(773) 879 9229


GHASSAN BARAKAT (غسان بركات)

7372 W. 87th Street

Bridgeview, IL 60455

(312) 671 4787

Mazen Atieh (مازن عطيه)

3179 Fondren Rd

Houston, TX 77063

(832) 512 8848

Awni Abu Hdba

388 Lake View Avenue

Clifton, NJ 07011

(973) 464 2283

Resources

DNA

6 December 2016

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PLO Delegation to the US Commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Statement by

His Excellency Mr. Mahmoud Abbas
President of the State of Palestine
Chairman of the Executive Committee
of the Palestine Liberation Organization

on the occasion of
the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

29 November 2016
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
H.E. Mr. Peter Thompson, President of the United Nations General Assembly
H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck, President of the United Nations Security Council
H.E. Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani, Vice-Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
H.E. Mr. Amrith Rohan Perera, Chair of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have the pleasure to convey to you the greetings of the Palestinian people, who look forward to your efforts and support on this International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People to enable them to exercise their right to self-determination and end the Israeli occupation of the land of the State of Palestine so that our people can live in freedom and dignity in their own country like all other peoples across the globe. Is this too much to ask?
You know dear friends that 2017 will mark the centennial of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip in 1967 and leading to the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophe which befell the Palestinian people in 1948.
In 1988, the Palestinian National Council declared its abidance by the rule of international law and United Nations resolutions. The Palestine Liberation Organization(PLO), the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, has made a historical compromise and sacrifice by agreeing to establish the State of Palestine on the borders of the 4th of June 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital.
We reiterate our commitment to agreements concluded with Israel since 1993, but this commitment must be reciprocated from the Israeli side, and Israel must recognize the State of Palestine and work towards solving all final status issues and cease its settlement activities as well as put an end to its attacks and aggressions against our cities, villages and refugee camps and its policies of collective punishments and arrest and detention of thousands of Palestinian prisoners in its jails.
Israel is pursuing its occupation of East Jerusalem and its actions to alter the identity and character of the city. It is persisting in its attempts aimed at distorting reality in order to mislead and intimidate the international community through its attacks against the United Nations and its organs, including United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) which is dedicated to protecting and preserving the cultural heritage in Jerusalem and the rest of the world. Israel is trying to create confusion between what relates to religion and what relates to cultural and human heritage so as to advance its occupation and colonial expansion, as well as its attacks against Christian and Muslim holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem, all this while the essence of this conflict is purely political not religious.
We reaffirm our respect for the Jewish religion. There is no animosity between us and the Jewish faith and its followers. Our animosity is towards the Israeli occupation of our land. We seek a just and lasting solution to the conflict based on the vision of two States on the 1967 borders, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security and enjoying good neighborly relations. We want a Jerusalem open for worship to the followers of the three monotheistic religions based on the historic status quo.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We stress that the illegal Israeli practices and policies of settlement construction and expansion on the land of the State of Palestine are entrenching a one-State reality of an apartheid nature, instead of consolidating the pillars of just and lasting peace, based on United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative. This initiative stipulates the necessity to first end the Israeli occupation, because any regional cooperation that ignores the Palestinian cause and the need to end the Israeli occupation of our land will be doomed. Furthermore, bringing about a solution to this conflict will help remove pretexts used by extremists and terrorist groups thus contributing to spreading peace and security in the region for the sake of all its peoples.
From our side, we continue to extend our hand in peace, and call on the international community to uphold its responsibilities, including by adopting a Security Council resolution to end settlement activities, the main obstacle and the greatest threat to the achievement of peace. We also call on it to provide international protection to our people. We call for the early convening of the international peace conference and the setting up of an international mechanism and a timeframe for ending the Israeli occupation. We also call on the States which have not done so yet to recognize the State of Palestine as an expression of their support of the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and as an investment in the two-State solution and peace. We hope that our efforts to achieve full membership of the State of Palestine in the United Nations will also receive your support.
Allow me to seize this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all States that have recognized the State of Palestine and to all those who support the just Palestinian cause, including through their votes in the United Nations and other international fora on many important resolutions in relation to the question of Palestine. We also highly value their support for the efforts to achieve just peace in our region and the world.
We reaffirm today our gratitude to civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations and to all brothers and friends and to all freedom and peace loving peoples across the world that has stood by the side of the Palestinian people. We appreciate their solidarity and support to the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and their legitimate national aspirations, including achieving their freedom and independence and a just and lasting peace.
Achieving historical reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis requires Israel’s acknowledgment of its responsibility for the Nakba and its impact and consequences which remain in effect today, and requires an end to the Israeli occupation. This will open the door for the achievement of peace and will contribute to stability at the regional and international levels. Peace requires ending the historical injustice which befell our people since the Balfour Declaration and until today, and the United Kingdom must acknowledge the historical sin it committed by issuing this Declaration and recognize the State of Palestine. The Security Council must uphold its obligations and ensure that Israel complies with United Nations resolutions. Israel has a long record of non-compliance and violations of all United Nations resolutions, starting with United Nations General Assembly resolution 181, which has at its core the achievement of the two-State solution. Israel, instead, acquired by force Jerusalem and the territory dedicated to the State of Palestine according to this resolution.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are working faithfully for our State to be free and democratic, and to uphold the principles of transparency and accountability, the rule of law, protect and strengthen women rights, equality and non-discrimination based on ethnic and religious grounds and to spread a culture of peace, tolerance and dialogue. We have demonstrated, especially throughout the last years, the commitment of the State of Palestine to international law and its contribution to strengthening its rule and its active role in the international instruments it has acceded to. We have also chosen, in the exercise of the Palestinian people’s right to resist occupation, peaceful and legal means to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.
We are determined to preserve the unity of our people and our land and we are actively working to lift the inhumane and unjust Israeli blockade against our people in the Gaza Strip and persisting in our efforts for reconstruction. We are also pursuing the establishment of a national unity government that will operate based on the PLO program, and the holding of presidential and parliamentary elections.
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
The question of Palestine has remained a standing item and a priority on the United Nations agenda since its inception and this institution has adopted resolutions and recommendations that constitute a solid basis not to be circumvented in the pursuit of just and lasting peace. We reaffirm the permanent responsibility of the United Nations towards the question of Palestine until a comprehensive solution is found, in accordance with international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.
In this regard, we express our deep appreciation for the efforts of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and those of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People and its Chair Mr. Fodé Seck, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, and of the Bureau Members, and all Members and Observers of the Committee, as well as those of the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat, and the entire United Nations system, especially United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) which requires your support so it can continue fulfilling the important mandate it was entrusted with on behalf of the Palestine refugees, and the many other agencies that provide support to the Palestinian people and the fulfillment of their rights.
The State of Palestine continues to act with the highest sense of responsibility in the service of the Palestinian people and to uphold its legal responsibilities and international obligations. The State of Palestine has always strived in good faith to achieve peace. The State of Palestine will pursue its accession to international agencies and conventions to safeguard and promote the rights of the Palestinian people and to enhance the pillars and universality of international law and will continue defending its people by all legal and peaceful means available.
In conclusion, let me thank you for your noble solidarity and your efforts and work to make of the year 2017 not only the year marking the 50th anniversary of the occupation of the land of the State of Palestine, including East Jerusalem, but an international year to end the Israeli occupation, a year to intensify our concerted and collective efforts to ensure the Palestinian people can achieve freedom and independence and peace can prevail in our entire region.

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The PLO Delegation to the US commemorates the Palestinian Declaration of Independence

The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States joins Palestinians all over the world in commemorating our 1988 Declaration of Independence. Today, we tell the world that we remain steadfast in our pursuit of freedom and expect the world to deliver on this long-overdue promise. Twenty Seven years following the Declaration of Independence, our people remain under Israeli occupation, and their rights, security, and property continue to be violated on a daily basis. On this occasion, The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States calls upon the international community to help Palestine realize its independence and sovereignty because only through full independence will stability, peace, and prosperity in our region be achieved.

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The PLO Delegation to the US Commemorates the Passing of Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat

Tomorrow, november 11th, 2016 marks the 12th anniversary of the passing away of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. President Arafat was a national hero to the Palestinian people who struggled and succeeded to put Palestine on the political map of the Middle East. An historic founder of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) President Arafat emphasized the independent Palestinian national decision and worked hard with regional and international allies to promote the just cause of the Palestinian people.

On this occasion, we remember our late leader and the sacrifices that he and thousands of Palestinians have made to end the Israeli military occupation and to establish a sovereign and independent Palestinian state. We look to the future with hope and resolve, determined to continue our struggle for freedom and justice. The great work that was made by president Arafat will continue to be a guiding light for all Palestinians to pursue their national objectives.

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The PLO Delegation to the US commemorates 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration

The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States joins the Palestinian people in commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. On November 2, 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour penned a letter to Baron Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community, addressing the creation of a national homeland for the Jewish people. This “Balfour Declaration” stated the British government “view[ed] with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and would actively work toward these ends.
At the time, the Zionist movement characterized Palestine as a “land without a people for a people without a land.” However, Palestine was a land with cultivated fields, a developing economy, a rich cultural history, and a thriving urban community with its own distinct national character. Even the British recognized this, for in the same document, Balfour wrote: “it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious’ rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.” Yet, the Balfour Declaration initiated a series of events that culminated not only in the establishment of the State of Israel, but also in the dispossessions and statelessness of the Palestinian people.
We take this occasion to reflect on the suffering and the injustices inflicted on our people since 1917, and commemorate this anniversary with the same resolve and dedication that has kept our people steadfast and resilient for all those years. The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, along with the Palestinian people, continues to work toward achieving an independent and sovereign Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital and to ensure the right of the refugees to return under agreed upon resolutions in order to live side by side in peace and security with all its neighbors.

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PLO Delegation to US alarmed by increasing number of Palestinian deaths

The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States is alarmed at the increasing number of Palestinian deaths at the hands of trigger-happy Israeli forces and police, as evident in recent days after the cold-blooded shooting of 15 year old Khalid Bahr in Hebron and Raheeq Shajeea Yousef in Nablus.

The rising number of deaths proves that Israel has adopted a clear policy of shooting Palestinians to kill them even when circumstances allow for their capture.
In light of the continuation of these blatant violations of Palestinians’ human rights, and International law, we call upon the United Nations and the International Community to provide protection to the Palestinian people in the face of this vicious Israeli military machine. Ignoring these serious developments in Occupied Palestine only encourages Israel to continue such actions in total disregard to international norms, conventions and behaviors.

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incitement

Incitement Report November 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to facilitate an environment that’s conducive for peace and security, it is important to mitigate factors that contribute to keeping both Palestinians and Israelis from achieving progress. Incitement is one of those factors. In this respect, the Palestinian Authority has undertaken initiatives that curb and diminish incitement against Israel; By 2006, the Palestinian Ministry of Education revised textbooks to ensure the removal of incitement. Additionally, President Abbas has repeatedly called for the activation of the trilateral incitement monitoring committee that was stipulated in the Wye River Memorandum of 1998. In an effort to urge the Israeli government to condemn and redress incitement against Palestinians, this report highlights major incidents of Israeli incitement in public, media, and governmental spheres that occurred during the month. In addition, this report traces Israeli actions and policies, even if not verbal, that amount to incitement. In fact, Israeli incitement, whether from official bodies or the public, happens mostly through wrong-doing rather than bad-mouthing. Finally, incitement is a symptom and a consequence of Israel’s prolonged military occupation and therefore, to eradicate incitement, it is vital to address its root cause: the occupation.

Previous Reports

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

 

 

Violations Report September 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Israeli military occupation of Palestine has systematically eroded respect for the basic human rights of Palestinians. The result is a pervasive culture of impunity and a cycle of violence. This report highlights Israeli violations that occurred during the month throughout Palestine and provides a window to life under military occupation.

May 2016 Violations Report

Special Report: Israel’s Aggression Against Occupied Palestine between September 13 – March 1 

(Read the above report in Arabic)

Washington Scene Report November 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff members of the PLO Delegation are keen on attending key events in the capital that relate to Palestine and the Middle East. This bulletin offers a brief summary of these important conversations that take place in academic and policy circles. The views expressed in these events and reported here do not necessarily represent the views of the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States.

Previous Reports

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

October 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congressional Affairs Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Congressional Affairs Director to better mobilize the Hill around Palestinian issues;
  • Research potential allies for the Palestinian mission to connect with;
  • Attend and report on events in Washington on behalf of the Palestinian Delegation;
  • Assemble and deliver informational packets to Hill offices;
  • Update a database of congressional and government contacts;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful, fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in Middle Eastern affairs, specifically Palestine;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Hill experience and strong interpersonal skills are a plus;
  • Full time applicants are preferred.

Supervision:

The Congressional Affairs Intern will report directly to the Congressional Affairs Director, with duties assigned from other departments as relevant.


 

Media Affairs Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Fact-checking important press releases, official statements, and positions briefings;
  • Assist in preparing talking points on relevant topics;
  • Collecting and synthesizing daily news about Palestine;
  • Verifying contact information of press, embassies, and heads of NGOs;
  • Receiving/summarizing media requests received alongside the Media Affairs

Department;

  • Assist in managing the Delegation’s social media platforms;
  • Work with the Office of Public Affairs on a regularly published events calendar;
  • Attend events on behalf of the Palestinian Delegation;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful, fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in Middle Eastern affairs, specifically Palestine;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is not a requirement but a plus;
  • Full time applicants are preferred.

Supervision:

The Media Affairs Intern reports directly to the Media Affairs Department, with duties assigned from other departments as relevant.


Public Affairs Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Public Affairs Officer with developing new relationships with NGOs, universities, and religious institutions around Palestinian issues;
  • Assist the Public Affairs Officer in planning speaking engagements and other events for the Ambassador;
  • Attend and report on events in Washington on behalf of the Palestinian Delegation;
  • Update database of contacts with members of organizations across the US;
  • Produce a weekly calendar of Palestine-related events for internal distribution;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful, fast-paced environment;
  • Interest in Middle Eastern affairs, specifically Palestine;
  • Excellent research and writing capabilities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is not a requirement but a plus;
  • Full time applicants are preferred.

Supervision:

The Public Affairs Intern will report directly to the Public Affairs Officer, with duties assigned from other departments as relevant.

Contact:

To apply for this position, please send your application materials (resume, cover letter, and at least two references) to nali@plodelegation.us as soon as possible.

Applications for the Fall 2016 cycle of internships will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Our Address:

1732 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., 20007
+1 (202) 974-6360

info@plodelegation.us


 

 

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