“‘Israel’ erased from Canadian passports,” from World Net Daily, with thanks to Teri:
Under a new passport policy in Canada, ”Israel” cannot be specified as the country of birth for Canadian citizens born in Jerusalem.
Canadian Jews are being told by their government to surrender their passports so the word “Israel” can be removed if it appears next to the name of the Jewish state’s declared capital, according to a report by Israel National News….
A 2004 ruling by the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. mirrors the Canadian policy. The court ruled American consular offices in Israel need not register the birthplace of an American citizen born in Jerusalem as ”Jerusalem, Israel,” but merely as ”Jerusalem.”
Judge Gladys Kessler rejected two lawsuits filed over the status of Jerusalem on passports, saying the U.S. ”does not recognize any sovereign over the city.”