web analytics
August 1, 2015 / 16 Av, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


New ‘Judea and Samaria’ Passport Stamp Drives Arabs and the AP Nuts

Incredibly, the AP badgered the U.S. State Department spokesperson about the passport stamp change.
Someone should alert this man: Dani Dayan, Chairman of the Judea, Samaria and Gaza Council.

Someone should alert this man: Dani Dayan, Chairman of the Judea, Samaria and Gaza Council.
Photo Credit: Nati Shohat/Flash90

MR. TONER: I’ve looked into it. I don’t have much to say about it beyond the fact that it’s really a question better directed to the Israeli Government for their specifics on their border procedures.

My understanding is that this stamp is for – is an entry stamp that permits travel —

QUESTION: Into the West Bank?

MR. TONER: — into the West Bank.

QUESTION: But you do recognize the West Bank as occupied territory; correct?

MR. TONER: Again, this is a question, I think, on the actual stamp and what it says. I think it’s best directed to the Israeli Government.

QUESTION: Well, can’t you see if there is more that you can say about this, considering the fact that you took great pains to say that the Chinese map and their map and the Chinese passport was wrong? And this would seem to follow along the same lines. If the Israelis are now using words that would imply that they’re – that would – that might imply a claim over territory, it would seem to be roughly the same as the Chinese passport issue, which you said you were raising with the Chinese.

MR. TONER: I wouldn’t conflate the two issues. I could look to see if we have anything more to say on it, but I think – the emphasis on the word “might” – I think that this is a stamp that they provide for –

QUESTION: Well, the point is that I don’t think –

MR. TONER: – travelers into Palestinian Authority-controlled areas of the West Bank.

QUESTION: Well, have you talked –

MR. TONER: I have not. We’ve not sought clarification on it. I’ll check.

QUESTION: You’ve not? Because I would think that you might want to, to make sure that this isn’t – this is not something that prejudges the outcome of a negotiation, which is the same thing as the Chinese passport –

MR. TONER: I’ll look into it. But obviously you know what our position is on that, but I’ll look into it.

QUESTION: Well, then you would have a problem with it if –

MR. TONER: I’ll look into it, Matt.

QUESTION: Okay.

QUESTION: Would you be concerned that this might be interpreted as creeping annexation?

MR. TONER: Again, I think I just told Matt I don’t have many details, beyond the fact that this is a stamp that their customs and border agency provides stamps on passports for people to go into these Palestinian Authority-controlled areas. I’ll try to get more details if we have any on the actual names that they’re using.

QUESTION: And do you feel – there was an editorial today in The New York Times saying that perhaps it is time for the Administration to retake the lead in sort of re-igniting the talks or the peace process. Do you feel that this is the feeling in this building?

MR. TONER: Well, I think, as I said yesterday to Matt, this is a difficult and complex process. I don’t think we’ve ever backed away from our efforts to get the parties back to the negotiating table, but we have had some setbacks. Last week’s vote in the UN was a setback. The Israeli announcement on Friday was a setback. But we continue to work closely with our partners on this to get them back to what we all want to see, which is a negotiated settlement.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

9 Responses to “New ‘Judea and Samaria’ Passport Stamp Drives Arabs and the AP Nuts”

  1. Lorie Davidson says:

    Thanks for info

  2. At least they admit that the UN vote was a setback.

  3. I think it's a step forward when they acknowledge that the UN vote was setback.

  4. OK, I don't like it that my photo location (when taken in Jerusalem, Israel) will not be categorized as Israel.

  5. Heather Dow says:

    I find it interesting that those opposed to Israel are the more venomous speaking people but those on the side of truth and Israel are more educated in their responses and much more polite…. Um. Just saying…
    With that – go for it Israel build on your land in Judea and Samaria and East Jerusalem. May the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob (Israel) protect you and keep you safe. Shalom

  6. Douglas Mills says:

    Perfect! Israel is starting to do a good job and not letting the opinions of the anti-Israeli UN, who has done nothing to help anyone except themselves influence their decisions. What ever Israel does they will compain about so we might as well do what's right for B'nai Yisrael.

  7. Chaiya Eitan says:

    This should have been done a long time ago!

  8. Judy Moadeb says:

    Go Doug! Thanks for bringing this information to everyone

  9. This is absurd. I can't understand why they do such things. They can't escape though because I know each country is very strict with identification and stuff. – http://www.magnumpress.com/

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Matt Lee of the Associated Press at the State Department press briefing.
ObameDeal Exposed: It’s not ‘Secret’ from Congress but not in Writing
Latest News Stories

There were no injuries, but the bus was badly damaged.

Matt Lee of the Associated Press at the State Department press briefing.

State Dept. claims Congress is “looped in,” but IAEA head refuse to testify at Senate hearings.

They are throwing rocks and blocks at the drivers as they drive by.

“Families should not be stuck paying hidden fees, or buying ‘premium’ seats, simply because they wish to be seated together on crowded flights.”

Arabs threw firebombs and stones at Jewish people, homes and cars all week long, yet the mainstream media missed most of the reports.

The IDF and police are combing Judea and Samaria to search and arrest the attackers.

“Yesha” and Binyamin Regional Council leaders said the attack “is not the path of Jews in Judea and Samaria.”

Saudi Arabia may buy $5.4 billion worth of PAC-3 missiles as part of an effort by the Obama to soothe Riyadh’s anger over the nuclear agreement with Iran. The State Dept. approved the Lockheed missile sale, which also would be another plum for the military-industrial complex. Lockheed stated, “Lockheed Martin is supporting the US government […]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a statement after this mornings’ arson-murder, apparently by  price-tag terrorists, near Shechem (Nablus): I am shocked over this reprehensible and horrific act. This is an act of terrorism in every respect. The State of Israel takes a strong line against terrorism regardless of who the perpetrators are. I have ordered […]

Thousands of security forces have been deployed to the Temple Mount. Mother and brother of baby are in critical condition.

The initial investigation indicates that Price Tag vandals have now graduated to murder.

California Democratic Congressman will vote against Iran deal because it fails to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear threshold state.

Hamas said that the unity government’s reshuffle was “unconstitutional and outside consensus.”

Jewish community leaders argued these “stolpersteine” — German for stumbling blocks — were an inappropriate form of remembrance because people would step on them.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
Cong. Juan Vargas (D-CA-51)

California Democratic Congressman will vote against Iran deal because it fails to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear threshold state.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. July 29, 2015.

Kerry justifies keeping Iran deal “side deals” from the American public, while skipping Israel on ME trip.

A poll suggesting American Jews support the Iran deal is flawed, while a new poll reveals the opposite.

Netanyahu called Pollard’s wife over news of his impending release from prison.

12,000 people filled Times Square at the Stop Iran Now rally in NY’s Times Square.

The NYC rally against the Iran deal must show Congress, which must show the world, that Americans don’t support this deal.

Read “Catch the Jew” to learn the truth about Israel, Israelis, Arab Palestinians and the havoc-wreaking NGOs in the region.

Kuwaiti-American 24 year old murdered four US marines in a drive-by shooting on Thursday.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/new-judea-and-samaria-passport-stamp-drives-arabs-and-the-ap-nuts/2012/12/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: