US Supereme Court Case

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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