Menachem Zivotofsky

Appeals Court To Reconsider Jerusalem Passport Case

03/10/2013 - 20:00

A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments again on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can have "Israel" listed as their birthplace in their passports.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to decide whether passports issued in Jerusalem should say Israel.

A Step Toward Jerusalem Recognition

03/26/2012 - 20:00

With a Supreme Court ruling this week, the chances have improved that Menachem Zivotofsky, who was born in 2002, may have a passport by the time of his bar mitzvah that records his birthplace as “Israel” rather than “Jerusalem,” as it now reads.

Suit: U.S. Discriminates Against Jerusalem in Passport Dispute

Many, but not all, Jewish groups filing briefs in support of lawsuit.
08/01/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Major Jewish groups were set to file legal briefs this week in an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case with Jerusalem at its core, one that will test anew America’s stated goal of being an honest broker in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The case revolves around the seemingly routine stamping of a passport, but it touches on such issues as control of America’s foreign policy, the Middle East peace process, the enforcement of existing American law and Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

Jerusalem or Israel? People born in Jerusalem, above, are listed in U.S. passports as having a “Jerusalem” birthplace.
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