About the Palestinian Affairs Unit
The U.S. diplomatic presence in Jerusalem, first established in 1844, was designated a Consulate General in 1928. In March 2019, the U.S. Consulate General was merged into U.S. Embassy Jerusalem. As part of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem, the Palestinian Affairs Unit (PAU) operates out of our historic Agron Road property to promote our overarching strategic objective of achieving a just and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
We seek to move the Palestinian economy to a model of healthy and sustainable private sector-led investment, growth and job creation. In Gaza, the United States provides development and humanitarian assistance. This assistance includes reconstruction projects to help stabilize local economic conditions and projects to help revitalize the private sector and support recovery. Through public diplomacy, we harness the power of U.S. higher education and promote U.S. values and interests, including through collaborative academic and professional exchanges, English language learning, and promoting women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship development, as well as initiatives for young Palestinians to tap into career-enhancing opportunities involving science, technology and innovation.