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17 November, 2011

Spanish Consolate Visits Bethlehem University

Spanish consulateA very pleasant guest arrived to Bethlehem University on Thursday, November 17th from the Spanish Consulate in Jerusalem.  Mr. Alfonso M. Portabales –  Consul General of Spain – arrived to meet Br. Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University; Dr. Michael Sansur, Executive Vice President; Mr. Rizek Sleibi, Dean of Education and Mr. Demitri Awwad, Guest Relations Officer.

The visit included a stop to the Education Building which the Spanish people so generously helped in making possible. Now in its final stages of construction, the building is the latest new pride of the University, a great endowment to the teachers and students of Palestine, which will benefit from the strides being made in education, at Bethlehem University.  To read more, click here.

Spanish consulateAlong with the campus tour, the group enjoyed a great meal at the Hotel Management as Chef Mr. Peter Hermantas, along with his students worked painstakingly in the background to ensure the satisfaction of their guests. Mr. Alfonso had many great suggestions; one was his desire to see the continued relationship between the Spanish and Palestinian people and to see cultural exchanges become a reality in the future.

Bethlehem University thanks the honorable Mr. Portabales for his visit and the Spanish people for their unforgettable support in pushing forward a better education for the people of Palestine.


Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
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Bethlehem, Palestine