US to let citizens born in Jerusalem list Israel on their passports — report

The Trump administration is expected to announce it will allow US citizens born in Jerusalem to list Israel as their country of birth on their passports, Politico reports.

According to the news site, which cites an unnamed US official, the policy change could be announced as soon as tomorrow.

Current US policy is that American citizens born in Jerusalem identify only the city as their birthplace in their passports, unless they were born before Israel’s creation in 1948. In those cases, they can list “Palestine” as their birthplace.

The reported change will follow a series of other recent moves by Trump seen as pro-Israel, ahead of next week’s US presidential elections.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed