US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced termination of long-standing American foreign policy of not identifying an American born in Jerusalem as ‘Born in Israel’ in US Passport.
By Gary Willig
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday that ‘Israel’ will be permitted to be listed on the passports of citizens born in Jerusalem, reversing decades of US policy.
Until now, US passport holders born in Jerusalem could not list their country of birth as Israel even if they were born in western Jerusalem due to US policy that the status of Jerusalem was to be determined in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Authority’s “foreign ministry” enraged after notice that US set to allow US citizens born in Jerusalem to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on their US passports, calling President Trump’s decision as taking another step to antagonize the ‘Palestinian people.’
By Elad Benari
The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) “foreign ministry” on Wednesday blasted the US administration’s intention to allow US citizens born in Jerusalem to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on their US passports.
The ministry said, according to the Xinhua news agency, that it considered the step “an emphasis by the administration of President Donald Trump to antagonize the Palestinian people and undermine any chance for peace on the basis of a two-state solution.” Continue Reading »