June 12, 2009, - 10:46 am
By Debbie Schlussel
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Jerusalem is the official capitol of Israel. It is part of the country, and yet America still won’t recognize it, choosing to have the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.
That’s old news.
But things have gotten worse. As reported by Yisrael Medad of My Right Word, the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem refuses to put Israel on the American passports and other documents of Americans born in Jerusalem . . . any part of Jerusalem. I guess that Western Wall is of the “Muslim” Temple? I guess it’s the City of “Dawud”? Instead, a non-existent country, “West Bank” is on their passports and birth documents.
Israeli Soldiers Recapture the Western Wall & Liberate Jerusalem
The United States Consulate General in Jerusalem, which is where all American citizens residing in Jerusalem, east and west, as well as Judea and Samaria come to for consular services cannot have “Israel” appended to the name of the city “Jerusalem” if their child is born in Shaare Zedek, Bikkur Cholim, Misgav Ladach or the two Hadaash hospitals. Jerusalem as a sovereign part of Israel is not recognized.
Read the rest here and his follow-up here, as Yisrael has done a lot of work and investigation into this.
Sadly, that’s the State Department for you: a bunch of scumbag pan-Arabists and pan-Muslims who hate Israel and will never miss an opportunity to manifest that hatred in policy.
But as I’ve written about extensively, in “Whose Jerusalem?” Jerusalem has always been a Jewish city, always the capitol of the Jewish people, and the Muslim claim to it is phony and made up.
**** UPDATE: Carl in Jerusalem notes that three years ago, he wrote about how the U.S. Embassy expunged “Jerusalem, Israel” from a death certificate of someone–a relative of his friends–who died in Jerusalem, and reminds me that I also wrote about that very same story, as reported by Michael Freund of The Jerusalem Post.