Brazil omits Israel from passports of Jerusalem-born citizens

JTA – The Jerusalem Post, 8/9/2015

Brazilian passports of citizens who were born in Jerusalem will no longer name Israel as country of birth, the foreign ministry in Brasilia decided.

The decision to omit Israel from such documents was taken last year, the Brazilian embassy in Tel Aviv told the Folha de Sao Paulo daily, which published an article on the subject on Thursday.

The decision only recently reached Brazilian media, which was alerted to the change in policy by Brazilian Israelis.

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