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The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a law allowing Americans born in Jerusalem to list “Israel” as their country of birth on U.S. passports.

The issue has been the subject of a fierce battle between a Jewish family living in Israel and whose child was born in the Jewish State, and the U.S. State Department which did not allow “Israel” to appear on the passport with the city of Jerusalem.

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It’s a long-running argument that stems back to Israel’s annexation of parts of Jerusalem restored to the capital during the 1967 Six Day War, that were previously occupied by Jordan after being seized in prior conflicts.

International leaders have maintained that these areas do not belong to Israel and dispute the designation of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.

28 COMMENTS

  1. If that’s the case, Obama will never allow that. He refuses to understand that you can’t negotiate with those who advocate your destruction. Israel has made many concessions for peace the Palestinians have made none. Look what happened in Gaza if you want to know what a Palestinian state would bring.

  2. This ruling is a symptom of the malaise existing in the American psyche
    today Not for this elite does religious attachment mean anything
    That Jerusalem has a three thousand year bond as the City of David with the Jewish People is irrelevant in their lofty chambers where small minds deliberate and show off their shallow perceptions to the world

  3. During war time border change, many just made up like in the middle east, and some just by force. the USA has not returned any land to Mexico. Maybe the court should be ruling on that. It is closer to home. How about Germany, should they get Prussia back? This is so silly. Jerusalem is now the capital of Israel that should be the end of it.

  4. Leave Israel in peace and look at your problem. Israel if not part of US that you can decide what to do with her. Israel is a State. You can go back to the creation (if you are cable of doing so) and get the wisdom of God of Israel on this.

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