A Tel Aviv resident who recently applied for French residency was surprised to receive an embassy document describing his hometown as “Tel Aviv, Israel/Palestinian Territories.” Other French Embassy documents have also referred to Israel proper and even to Tel Aviv as being located in the Israel/Palestinian Territories.
“I was shocked to see that the French consulate has begun to treat the land of Israel as Palestinian territory,” MK Oded Forer of Yisrael Beiteinu complained. “We will not accept foreign governmental bodies attempting to dictate the reality on the ground as they might want to imagine it.”
The Embassy responded: “This was a technical error originating in the software. The error has been corrected and now all the documents on the website read ‘Israel.'”
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel