Sunday, November 28, 2004

I wouldn't touch one of these passports with a ten-foot pole

Israelis are lining up to get Polish passports, either to settle there, get into the EU, or to get closer to their Jewish-Polish roots:
For the Polish embassy in Tel Aviv, the wave of applicants is proving a challenge, since the staff is ill equipped to cope with the added workload."
We can accept about 100 applications a month, approximately half of the applicants get a positive answer from Poland," he said.
The situation is made all the more complicated since local administration officials in Poland often drag their feet when processing individual claims.
Who could have seen it coming: Operation Shylock coming to life.

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