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Define For Me "Palestinian"

By Yisrael Medad
7/31/2009, 12:00 AM
Can I ask you what is your definition of "Palestinian"?

Is it a geographical residency?

Or religion?

Or ethnicity?

Or race?

Or national status?

Or just plain not at all?

What I mean by "Palestinian" is like in here, the very last line:

    Abraham Lincoln Incentive Grants Program West Bank/Gaza 2009-2010

    Investing in the Future of Young Palestinians

    AMIDEAST is now accepting applications for the Abraham Lincoln Incentive Grants Program, funded by the United States Department of State through the Middle East Partnership Initiative and the Consulate General in Jerusalem. The program will provide grants (financial assistance) to promising, academically qualified but economically challenged students who will be in grade eleven in the academic year 2009/2010 from both Gaza and the West Bank to assist them in competing successfully for scholarships to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States. The program will assist the selected students to become competitive applicants for U.S. college and university admissions and scholarships. This program is the first of its kind in terms of providing direct assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to realistically consider the idea of U.S. study because of the expenses required during the preparation process – testing, preparation courses and application fees, visa fees, etc.

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

    In order to be considered for the Abraham Lincoln Incentive Grants Program, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

    * My family is unable to meet the costs of applying to a U.S. college or university
    * Be a Palestinian resident of the West Bank, East Jerusalem or Gaza Strip

Are there any lawyers out there you can answer my next question:

can a Jewish resident of one of these areas apply?

And if not, is that discrimination?

You know, like in...racism?