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Passport issues Lebanon/Israel

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Hi y'all! I'm new here but have run into some travel woes and was hoping for advice.

I've just gotten back stateside from 3 months in Israel and will be going to Lebanon for the month of July. I made sure to have no traces of Israel in my passport since I know any hint will deny me entry into Lebanon. I even went to Jordan for a few days and made sure not to get any stamps there. Everything was fine until I got back into the US and they gave me an entry stamp. For all my planning, I didn't even think of that! So now I have no entry and exit stamps from any countries, but I have an entry stamp from the US. To me, looking from the perspective of a Lebanese border agent, that's suspicious.

So I have two questions. One, is this indeed a problem? And two, I have read that you can have 2 passports for this specific reason, although the second one may only be valid for a few years. But when I talked to the passport agency, they said they would treat it as a renewal and my first passport will not be valid when I get my second one. I plan on frequent travel to the Middle East and Israel. It's a $110 fee every time you want a new passport, not including the expedited fee. I can't imagine this is the only solution.

Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated!

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