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State Department corrects ‘East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories’ error after ZOA outreach

( 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).

Eastern Jerusalem. The State Department on Wednesday corrected an errant reference to “East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories.” Credit: Anthony Baratier via Wikimedia Commons.

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

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