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Ten Places the Obama Administration Says Are Not In Israel

This image made from video shows U.S. President Barack Obama soeaking during the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a potent symbol of hopes of Mideast peace.(AP Photo via AP video)



The Obama administration ignited a firestorm over the weekend when it stripped the city of Jerusalem as being located in Israel in an official communication sent following a memorial service for recently deceased former Israeli President Shimon Peres.

The White House originally sent out a press release attributing Obama’s remarks at the memorial service as taking place in “Jerusalem, Israel.” However, shortly after that statement was sent, the White House reissued the statement with “Israel” crossed out as the location.

The White House’s move prompted criticism in Israel and throughout the pro-Israel community, including on Capitol Hill.

The Washington Free Beacon has assembled a list of ten other places that the White House does not believe are located in the state of Israel.

1. The Prime Minister of Israel’s Residence

Beit Aghion

Beit Aghion / Wikimedia Commons

Known as Beit Aghion in Hebrew, the prime minister’s official residence is located in the heart of Jerusalem and has served as the living space for senior Israeli officials since 1952, 14 years after construction was completed. Beit Aghion became the prime minister’s official residence in 1974.

2. The Prime Minister of Israel’s Office

Also located in central Jerusalem, the


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