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Consulate General of Israel to New England

The Consulate General of Israel to New England serves as the official representative of the Israeli state in the New England region. The Consulate General puts considerable energy and resources into the dissemination of Israeli state propaganda across New England, while frequently interfacing with Massachusetts state officials and MA state institutions including the police.

The Consulate General has facilitated joint conferences and exchange programs (mostly around “cybersecurity”) between Massachusetts government officials and Israeli state officials. In 2001, the Brookline police broke up a peaceful and permitted rally protesting the Israel Day of Celebration, arresting Amer Jubran, a leading organizer, and accused him of "assault with a dangerous weapon" (his shod foot). Freedom of Information Act requests submitted before Amer's trial produced documents which revealed that the Brookline police had communicated with Israel Day Celebration organizers including the Consulate General of Israel to New England about plans for the pro-Palestine rally. (For more, see the website of the Amer Jubran Defense Campaign.)

The Consulate General of Israel to New England has also made deep inroads into important Boston area institutions. The Boston Globe, Boston's most widely read newspaper, frequently publishes op-eds by Consul General of Israel to New England, spreading crass Israeli propaganda to its expansive readership. Articles by the Consul General of Israel to New England which the Boston Globe has published in recent years include: "Iran's Rouhani Gets His Way on Nuclear Weapons"; "Don’t rush into a deal with Iran," in which which the Counsul General characterized the Iran Nuclear Deal as "alarming" and urged US leaders to maintain their tight regime of economic warfare against the people of Iran; "Why International Counterterrorism Effort is Weak," in which the Consul General argued that the West's massive and racist "counterterrorism" efforts following September 11, 2001 were, in fact, not racist or massive enough, and should have been implemented on a more expansive scale; and "Like Israelis, Bostonians show resilience amid pain," in which the Consul General joined the chorus of Zionist voices who capitalized upon the Boston Marathon Bombings of 2013 to appeal for increased connections and collaborations between the city of Boston and Israel.

Similarly, the Consulate General of Israel to New England has forged strong links with Boston area colleges and universities. In 2019, for example, the Consulate General of Israel to New England and the Harvard Kennedy School's "Israel Caucus" teamed up to host a screening of "Rabin in His Own Words,” a documentary about the life of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. As reported in the Electronic Intifada, Yitzhak Rabin played a central role in the  Nakba, through which zionist militias violently expelled 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and lands in order to open up space for Jewish settlement and to ensure the "demographic character" (i.e. more Jewish people and less Palestinian people) of the soon to be formed Zionist state, and furthermore Rabin played a central role in the utter brutality of Israel's response to the first Palestinian Intifada.

The Consulate General of Israel to New England similarly supports and collaborates with Boston area Zionist NGOs to put on propagandistic pro-Israel events. For example, the Consulate General provided support to the Jewish Arts Collaborative's "Taste of Israel" series, during Boston's Restaurant Week, and the Consulate General runs "Israeli House Boston," which the Consulate General uses to further spread Israeli state propaganda and to promote pro-Israel events, such as Israeli “independence day” celebrations.

Meron Reuben currently serves as the Consul General of Israel to New England.

20 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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