...there is only France.
The French have issued a death certificate for Yasser Arafat showing his place of birth as Jerusalem - a mythology with tremendous propaganda value that will never be laid to rest: Confusion over Arafat's place of birth
MONTPELLIER, France (AFP) - The Israeli ambassador has criticised the French government for issuing a death certificate for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat stating his place of birth as Jerusalem. “I cannot understand how the French government agreed to issue a death certificate based on false information,” ambassador Nissim Zvili told a press conference in Montpellier.Municipal officials at Clamart, the suburb of Paris where Arafat died on November 11, said they issued the document on the basis of a family record book itself issued by the French foreign ministry in 1996.The issue is symbolically important because Israel considers Jerusalem as its eternal capital, while Palestinians want to make east Jerusalem, occupied by the Jewish state since 1967, the capital of their promised state. (Ed- this was offered both at Camp David and later in Washington as part of the Clinton parameters).
Arafat's claim to have been born in Jerusalem on August 4, 1929 is supported by his recently issued death certificate. However, a birth certificate registered in Cairo, Egypt gives August 24, 1929 as his date of birth, as confirmed by Arafat's biographer Alan Hart and Palestinian biographer, Said K. Aburish.