Relief Over Jerusalem Passport Case

Limited High Court ruling seen by pro-Israel community as preserving some congressional role in foreign policy.

06/08/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in the Supreme Court decision that will keep “Israel” off the passports of Jerusalem-born Americans, begins by calling Jerusalem a “delicate subject.”

Menachem Zivotofsky, left, with his father Ari, second from left, and attorneys Aliza Lewin and Nat Lewin.  JTA

White House Changes Web Site In Passport Flap

08/10/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Just days after the Zionist Organization of America pointed out in a legal brief that the U.S. government routinely refers to Jerusalem as a part of Israel, the White House changed its Web site to remove the designation.

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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