Persons born in Palestine before the state of Israel's establishment in may 1948, will be in Denmark forced to use either 'Israel' or 'Middle east' as the place of birth in his passport.
It is more come in the red field above, and recently shared verdensstjernen Bella Hadid a Danish woman's call.
Why have the Extra Blade now chosen to ask politicians from the different parties, what they think about the matter.
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A Danish woman with palestinian roots, if the mother's place of birth also is in Palestine, has told to Ekstra Bladet, that her mother had to write Palestine as place of birth, when she had to renew her passport.
- It started with the fact that my mother had to renew her passport this year, and therefore we went down to the Citizens advice bureau. Here she had to fill out the normal papers, including his place of birth. So she got to know that she could not be allowed to write, that she is born in Palestine, which stood in her old passport, but that she could instead choose from to get written 'Israel' or 'the Middle east', said Stella Nisreen Kánaán to Ekstra Bladet.
According to the woman was her mother upset because she could not identify with some of the options she had available.
- To write the Middle east as the place of birth is for her, as if a dane were to write Europe as the birthplace in his passport. It is a huge area, and not something my mother identifies with. Not to be allowed to write his place of birth is to deny her existence and the truth of her story and deny everything she has had to go through in her life, she told about her mother, who as a child had to flee from Syria.
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Stella Nisreen Kánaán told that her mother was going to have to choose, so she could get out to travel in the future. She therefore chose to define the Middle east as its birthplace.
the Extra Leaf has been in contact with several politicians expressing opinions about whether it should be possible to write Palestine as place of birth or not.
Christian Juhl (EL): - It is quite grotesque and illogical
Christian Juhl from the red-green alliance have for several years tried to get changed the rules, so it is possible that one can write his original place of birth in his passport.
According to Christian Juhl, there is no basis to reject a person who wants to have Palestine standing as the country of birth in her passport, since we in Denmark use the social security number to find out the identity.
- There are not clear rules about it in Denmark. It is depending on which ministry you ask, you get different answers. We have investigated whether there are rules in the EU, we should follow, but it turns out that it is not there. The EU countries and the nordic countries have very different rules.
- We have taken it up with the new government and the previous one, because we will have some unique rules, based on the real needs of security in their passport. Safety is not about where one is born. It's all about fingerprints and eye iris. It can't see out from the country of birth. Therefore, it is completely irrelevant.
- It is quite grotesque and illogical. There is no argument. It is a foolish rejection they get. I call it biographical blockages that they have stared themselves blind on how it should be. Government should let the authorities work together so that we can get a unique rule. It is absolutely crazy and ridiculous.
Søren Espersen (DF): - Such is the life
Søren Espersen from the Danish people's Party certainly do not believe that it should be an option to write Palestine in their passport.
- I think not. It is not a concept that makes sense. You need to specify which country you are born in. There is no country or state called Palestine. It is wrong to write. Such is life, and it is not something to do with it. You have to stick to the rules.
- You are trying to do, so it fits in internationally. Write to Israel, it is within the borders of Israel, and if one writes the Middle east, you have a sense of where one is born. But to write of Palestine is totally wrong in my opinion. It may well be that some think it is offensive. But how is it now even. The day when Palestine becomes an independent state, then it is a different situation. But not before.
Sikandar Siddique (Y) -It is deeply problematic and offensive
Sikandar Siddique from the Alternative is deeply problematic and offensive, that you can't get written Palestine in their passport under the place of birth. Therefore, he wants to have made some clear rules that make it possible.
- It is a question of people's identity. It has emotional significance for people. Besides that it is factually incorrect to write the second when one is born in Palænstina. There may also be political reasons to not want to have a specific place standing.
- for example, Israel is an occupying power. On the one hand, Israel has occupied your country, and then you should have it standing as the country you are born in. It definitely does not make sense. It is equivalent to a man born during the German occupation of Denmark was written Germany as place of birth.
- It is deeply problematic and offensive.
- It is safely possible to change the practice, and it can obviously be done. Therefore, I will bring forward a motion that instructs the government to change the practice, so it is possible to get written Palestine in their passport. It's all about getting relaxed the rules.
Ekstra Bladet has tried to get a comment from the government and the national Police, but it has at the time of writing not been possible.