Why I believe in passports

November 15, 2015

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Shock as border officers draw penis in Israeli’s passport

By Charlotte Oliver, November 11, 2015

Seasoned travellers are used to stacking up a passport full of stamps as they tour the globe.

But Israeli backpacker Itay Blumental received a more unique marking as he arrived in Argentina.

After crossing the border from Peru and handing his passport over to customs, it came back to him with a penis doodled inside, under which an immigration official had written “Viva Palestina”, meaning “Long live Palestine.”