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If I Forget Thee, Oh Jerusalem: Supreme Court Strikes Down Jerusalem Passport Law

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that would allow Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens to list their birthplace as Israel. The bid to force the State Department to follow the 2002 law failed in a 6-3 vote announced on June 8. It has been U.S. policy since Israel’s founding not to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli. The focus of the case was Menachem Zivotofsky, now 12, whose parents sought the passport listing not long after he was born.

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