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State Dept still won’t allow US citizens born in Jerusalem to record Israel as place of birth

State Dept still won’t allow US citizens born in Jerusalem to record Israel as place of birth
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Americans born in Jerusalem will still not be able to list "Israel" as their birthplace on passports despite President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems add five candidates to ‘Red to Blue’ program White House notifies Russia that no new sanctions are coming: report Senators push HHS to negotiate lower prices on opioid overdose reversal drug MORE's move to recognize the city as the Israeli capital. 

“At this time, there are no changes to our current practices regarding place of birth on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and U.S. Passports,” the State Department told The Associated Press on Thursday. 

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The department policy currently states that American citizens born in Jerusalem can only list the city on their passport as opposed to listing Israel as well, according to the AP.

American citizens born in Jerusalem prior to 1948 are able to list Palestine as the place of their birth.

Israel was officially established as a Jewish state in 1948. 

The president on Wednesday announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, along with plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. 

The move has sparked backlash from Arabs and Palestinians, who have long hoped to claim Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. 

Trump's move is a departure from the common consensus held by the international community, whose embassies have been historically based in Tel Aviv.