Why can’t the 350,000 Palestinians of east Jerusalem hold both an Israeli and a Palestinian passport?
London made changes to its visa rules to give millions of Hong Kong residents a chance to settle in Britain after China imposed a new security law.
Britain and China have been arguing for months about what London and Washington say is an attempt to silence dissent in Hong Kong after pro-democracy protests in 2019 and 2020.
"Britain is trying to turn large numbers of Hong Kong people into second-class British citizens. This has completely changed the original nature of BNO," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said.
Ari and Naomi Zivotofksy asked for a passport that recorded their son's birthplace as Israel 18 years ago, but the US government would only say he was born in Jerusalem.
The timing of both moves can be explained in one of two ways, though these two explanations are by no means mutually exclusive.
The announcement is a reversal of long-standing US policy.
Under the new policy, individuals will be able to choose whether to have “Jerusalem, Israel” or just “Jerusalem” on their passports.
Although cyber experts have said that there is no need for fingerprints to be retained as a countermeasure against fraud, Deri tried to convince the committee to keep them.