Sunday, June 27, 2010

Issuance of first test document cards

The Kingdom of Bir Tawil is pleased to announce that it has manufactured its first batch of prototype IDs. This constitutes an important step in our path towards recognition by peace-loving nations around the world. Once the design has been perfected, citizens may have them issued.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bir Tawil's first Foreign Policy success

Bir Tawil's condemnation of the deadly Israeli attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla this past May, along with the rest of the international community, has borne fruits: Israel has announced it will loosen the blockade it has imposed on the Gaza strip.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it was easing a land blockade of the Gaza Strip that drew heightened international criticism after its deadly raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Hamas-run Palestinian territory.

A new Israeli-approved product list includes all food items, toys, stationery, kitchen utensils, mattresses and towels, said Raed Fattouh, the Palestinian coordinator of supplies to Gaza.

For the full story click here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Constitution of the Kingdom of Bir Tawil

On Sunday, June 13th, the Council of Elders convened with King George Henry I at the Palace of Independence, and the following important decisions were made.

- After lengthy and thought-provoking debate, in which numerous viewpoints were expressed and wise improvements made, the Constitution received official approval. The Constitution shall be enforced as soon as it is officially sworn in, which shall take place in a nearby date. The Constitution is available for download here.

- Elder War, PhD. was selected as the chairperson of the Council and shall take the King's oath to serve, uphold and protect the Constitution.

George Henry I of Bir Tawil

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Condemnation of the actions of North Korea and Israel

June 3, 2010

To the international community:

In view of recent events, the Kingdom of Bir Tawil cannot abstain from expressing its concern and making known its position as a sovereign nation. The authorities of the Kingdom concretely refer to:

a) the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan while patrolling its national waters by a submarine of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on March 26, 2010 and

b) the violent boarding of a flotilla with humanitarian aid destined for Gaza while in international waters by the forces of State of Israel on May 31, 2010

We must hereby publicly condemn both actions as threats to world peace and urge all parties involved to work towards solutions that are fair and just.


King George Henry I

The Council of Elders of Bir Tawil

The People of Bir Tawil

For the press release in a .doc format, click here