Wednesday, August 10, 2011

i bet you don't know what country Jerusalem is in...

For a person born in Jerusalem, write JERUSALEM as the place of birth in the passport. Do not write Israel, Jordan or West Bank for a person born within the current municipal borders of Jerusalem.
-> U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual Volume 7 – Consular Affairs

For purposes of the registration of birth, certification of nationality, or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the Secretary shall, upon the request of the citizen or the citizen’s legal guardian, record the place of birth as Israel.
-> Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003

I posted this photo of Vice President Joe Biden and Shimon Peres, with an accompanying caption that indicated it had been taken last year in Jerusalem, Israel.

Within two hours of posting, the White House has apparently gone through its website, cleansing any reference to Jerusalem as being in Israel.
-> White House Cleanses Israel | Daniel Harper - The Weekly Standard

Did the White House ‘Cleanse’ References to Jerusalem, Israel From Its Web Site?

Israeli-Americans’ U.S. Passport Case Against Obama Admin Goes to Supreme Court

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