Saturday, May 31, 2008

Fulbright Scholarships withdrawn from Gaza Students

Today the news reported that the U.S. State Department has withdrawn the prestigious Fulbright grant from seven Palestinian students who live in the Gaza Strip because Israel will not give these students exit visas to leave the country. The Fulbright grants - which are funded by our tax dollars and issued through the State Department - would enable these students to earn advanced degrees abroad.


The Fulbright grants are controlled by our State Department. Condoleeza Rice said today she would "investigate" this issue. Please email Condoleezza Rice.
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1 comment:

Huda Shaka` said...

"The U.S. has restored Fulbright scholarships to seven Gaza-based students, saying it erred last week when it rescinded the awards..."

AlhamdulilAllah! Let's hope they manage to get them out of the prison called Gaza.