Newly Appointed US Consul General Assumes Duties

JERUSALEM, July 29, 2015 (WAFA) – Donald Blome, the newly appointed American Consul General to Jerusalem, officially assumed his duties last Monday, replacing former Consul General Michael Ratney.


Prior to that, Blome worked as Director of the State Department’s Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs from 2013 – 2015. He had served in a variety of posts in the Near East and South Asia, including as Political Counselor at US Embassy Kabul from 2012 – 2013.


From 2009-2012, Blome was Minister-Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at US Embassy Cairo.


Blome also served as the co-director of the Multi-National Force Strategic Engagement Cell in Baghdad from 2007 – 2008.  He has also served as Political Counselor in Kuwait, as Deputy Director of State Department’s Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, and as Iran desk officer, in addition to assignments at Embassies Riyadh and Amman.


“I am honored to represent the United States of America to the residents of Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza,” he said in a press release.