Jerusalem is Not in Israel – Ask the USA Embassy

Renewing your USA Passport in Tel Aviv, Israel

A (not so) funny thing happened at the USA embassy today as we were updating one of our kid’s USA passport. On the form it asks for your child’s place of birth. We wrote Jerusalem, Israel.


The (very friendly) employee at the embassy must process hundreds of these passport requests every week. He asked us a few questions, in Hebrew since the local processing staff at the embassy are Israelis. He reviewed the form in our presence to make sure everything was filled out correctly. He then  asked what city was our child born, and we responded “Jerusalem”, he very quickly and matter-of-factly crossed off “Israel” from the form, so that it was plain to see.

I wonder if there are other cities of birth in the world for which the country is left blank on the passport application of our beloved USA?

One thought on “Jerusalem is Not in Israel – Ask the USA Embassy”

  1. Well,since Obama is president it seems that America is slowly but surely Islamized and
    like Europe you’ll be transformed into ZOMBIES made in Meca,good luck to you,we HEBREWS will stay with Old Testament,The Holyland-Israel and it’s eeternal capital

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