For the first time: a baby was born in the UAE and received an Israeli passport

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 First time: baby was born in the UAE and received an Israeli passport

The Israeli Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Thursday issued the first ever Israeli passport to a small citizen born in the United Arab Emirates.

Ambassador Amir Hayek welcomed the event and personally presented the passport to the parents, who had a son, Mateo David, in May. This is reported by i24News.

Mateo Daniel's mother is an Israeli, married to a Belgian. She told reporters that her son will receive both an Israeli passport and a Belgian one.

“Here, in the United Arab Emirates, Israel is highly regarded. I get a lot of respect when I say I'm Israeli. I'm proud to be here and say it,โ€ she said.

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