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        1/7/2013, Tevet 25, 5773

      PA Will Not Yet Issue 'State of Palestine' Passports

      Palestinian Authortiy officials said Monday that in order to avoid a conflict with Israel they will push off initial plans to issue new passports and ID cards with the emblem "State of Palestine" instead of the current emblem "Palestinian Authority."

      Abbas aid Saeb Erekat said the decision was made because Israel is unlikely to recognize passports with the new emblem.

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