Palestinian passports rejected by citizens
This of course is not an area for which I feel sorry for him, but I have to admit to wondering how the heck someone with so little education who sits behind a desk tapping on computer keys can earn so much money. But then again, I dont know what Snowden did with the NSA so I must suppress my nature to want to conclude his worth. The reporter with whom Snowden is working and who originally broke the NSA leaks story, Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald, told the Argentinean daily La Nacion in an interview published Saturday, “Snowden has enough information to cause more harm to the U.S. government in a single minute than any other person has ever had in the history of the United States.” In the history of the United States? If what Greenwald said is true, thats a heavy cross for anyone to bear. I certainly wouldnt want to bear it.
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Assange: Canceling Snowden’s passport a ‘disgrace’
“Our legal people have been in contact with Mr. Snowden,” Assange said. “I can’t say anything about the present situation.” Assange said he will continue to try to help Snowden. “I have a personal sympathy for Mr. Snowden,” Assange said. “We did what we could and will continue to try to help him through.” Assange said Snowden should be granted asylum and was critical of U.S.
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Photo: Reuters/Mohamad Torokman RAMALLAH Becoming a citizen of a country ordinarily comes with a passport. Last year, the United Nations recognized Palestine as a non-member state, but many of its citizens say it doesnt make traveling easier. The Palestinian passport, which was issued in 1995 and was based on the Oslo Accords reached between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, is essentially a travel document and does not stipulate that its owner is a citizen of Palestine. The document’s cover reads “the Palestinian Authority,” not “Palestine.” While Palestinians have changed the formal letterhead on many of their official documents from “the Palestinian Authority” to “Palestine,” they continue to hold Palestinian Authority (PA) passports because Israel does not recognize the name Palestine. The PA passport is available to any individual who can present a birth certificate showing he/she was born in Palestine; he/she must also hold a current Palestinian identity card. All Palestinians residing in the areas under PA rule are entitled to a Palestinian Authority passport. However, those Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, which Israel annexed in 1967, can only hold a laissez-passer, the travel document issued to them by Israel. If they wish to travel to Arab countries that don’t recognize Israel, they usually apply for a temporary Jordanian passport.
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