Menachem Zivotofsky receives first Jerusalem, Israel Passport


October 30, 2020 10:17 am
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18 years after he was born, Menachem Zivotofsky received the first US passport issued to an American citizen born in Jerusalem to have “Israel” as the birthplace.

“I am honored to receive this passport as a representative of the many American citizens who were born in Israel, who can now have their official government documents reflect the fact that they were born in Israel. I want to thank my parents who started this process, long before I understood anything,” Menachem said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Thursday a reversal of a long-standing US policy that passports of citizens born in Jerusalem may not say they were born in Israel.


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