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Israel - Jerusalem Embassy Won’t Mean ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ On US Passports

Published on: May 16, 2018 10:41 AM
By: Tazpit News Agency
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U.S. marines take part in the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunU.S. marines take part in the dedication ceremony of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Israel - Despite the transfer of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and President Donald Trump’s formal recognition last December of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, the State Department says it will not note “Jerusalem, Israel” on American documents issued in the city.

Currently, consular reports of birth and American passports issued in Jerusalem note only the city of issuance, not the country, in keeping with US law, which does not recognize Judea, Samaria or the Golan Heights as part of Israel. That policy applied to Jerusalem as well until Trump’s announcement last December.

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As a result, consular documents issued in Jerusalem such as US passports or consular reports of foreign birth policy list the issuing agency by city only, rather than by the State Department’s standard practice of listing the city and country (for example, this author’s American passport specifies that the document was issued in Melbourne, Australia).

The current decision is a setback for American citizens in Israel who had hoped Trump’s announcement would herald a new State Department policy. In June, 2015 the Supreme Court ruled against the parents of Menachem B. Zivotofsky, who had asked the Court to force the American Consulate in Jerusalem to record Jerusalem, Israel as their son’s place of birth as “Jerusalem, Israel” on his passport and Consular Report of Birth.



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 May 16, 2018 at 10:59 AM Anonymous Says:

Thank G d. At least some sanity. Enuf with this violence. Till where do these Israeli animals wanna extend it to? Playing w fire.

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 May 16, 2018 at 10:53 AM Butterfly Says:

What about a baby born today? Does the same rule apply? Or does the father file a form 240 at the consulate?

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 May 16, 2018 at 11:02 AM Educated Archy Says:

The State Department serves at the pleasure of the president. If they don't please the president, they should all be fired, preferably out of a cannon.

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 May 16, 2018 at 12:26 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Thank G d. At least some sanity. Enuf with this violence. Till where do these Israeli animals wanna extend it to? Playing w fire.

Israel is not animals. And while in the short term it may result in an uptick of violence in the long term it results in fewer and less violence. the embassy establishes the facts and sets forth the rules fo the road. It obstructed the Palestinian games and invalidates their acts of terror. So a reduction of violence is what happens

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 May 16, 2018 at 01:50 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Thank G d. At least some sanity. Enuf with this violence. Till where do these Israeli animals wanna extend it to? Playing w fire.

Listen to Archy in #4, for Archy knows all. His "common sense" is what does it for him.

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 May 16, 2018 at 01:56 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Thank G d. At least some sanity. Enuf with this violence. Till where do these Israeli animals wanna extend it to? Playing w fire.

i take offense to your name calling of israelis, who are far from animalistic. gd bless them as they fight bloodthirsty arabs, who should be obliterated from this earth.

you are an animal yourself. you are a weasel because if you had a spine you wouldn't be posting anonymously.

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 May 16, 2018 at 03:37 PM yonasonw Says:

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Anonymous Says:

i take offense to your name calling of israelis, who are far from animalistic. gd bless them as they fight bloodthirsty arabs, who should be obliterated from this earth.

you are an animal yourself. you are a weasel because if you had a spine you wouldn't be posting anonymously.

I don't disagree with the general sense of your comment...but, if you are going to write to #1 "...you are a weasel because if you had a spine you wouldn't be posting anonymously...," maybe you should not have yourself posted anonymously!

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 May 16, 2018 at 06:33 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

i take offense to your name calling of israelis, who are far from animalistic. gd bless them as they fight bloodthirsty arabs, who should be obliterated from this earth.

you are an animal yourself. you are a weasel because if you had a spine you wouldn't be posting anonymously.

My name matches urs. Lol! And what do u have from all the names that are just for this sight? Its all for naught.

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 May 16, 2018 at 08:11 PM Brad Pitt Says:

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Anonymous Says:

My name matches urs. Lol! And what do u have from all the names that are just for this sight? Its all for naught.

What do you mean? If someone posts under a name, that absolutely means it must be them! Nobody would lie on the Internet!

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 May 16, 2018 at 11:05 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Thank G d. At least some sanity. Enuf with this violence. Till where do these Israeli animals wanna extend it to? Playing w fire.

Chucham, before the embassy move, there was peace?

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