Since the publication of An American in Israel in Friday’s Jerusalem Post, I’ve been inundated by people anxious to know whom to contact to protest the anti-Semitic an anti-Israel behavior of the US Consulate in Jerusalem.
This is what I suggest:
- Forward a copy of my article to friends and mailing list and your Facebook page. You can find sharing buttons at the bottom of the article.
Forward a copy to both US Senators and Congressmen expressing your outrage, and demanding a change in the Jerusalem Consulate that reflects American values, not pro-Palestinian bias.
You can find US senator contact information here. For House members, click here.
- You can also call the Jerusalem Consulate at (international dialing code) 972 2 622 7250. Keep in mind that Israel time is 7 hours ahead of US Eastern Standard Time (for example, if it’s noon in Boston, it’s 7PM in Israel).
Say you wish to register a complaint about the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel bias at the Consulate, which is supposed to serve all American citizens in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Ask why are there no Consular cultural activities in West Jerusalem for Jewish Americans? Why is there no Hebrew Facebook page? Ask for justice for Eliana Aaron.
- John Kerry is the new Secretary of State. Contact him at the State Department:
Phone: (202) 647-4000
Fax: (202) 647-2283
Address: 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20520
You can also send a letter to Deputy Assistant Secretary Jim D. Pettit, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services at the same address.
Let’s work together to make the American Consulate in Jerusalem a true outpost of American values of equality, fair play, and religious tolerance, not State Department Israel-haters.
Thanks for your help. It’s invaluable, as always.