US Supreme Court sides with Obama in denying Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

US-Supreme-court-Jarek-TuszynskiBy Ahuva Balofsky
“If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.” (Psalms 137:5)

The US Supreme Court will examine whether American’s born in Jerusalem can list Israel on their passport. (Photo: Jarek Tuszynski/ Wiki Commons)
The case in question, Zivotofsky v. Kerry, has been bouncing around the US court system since 2004. Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky was born in Jerusalem to two American parents in 2002. In 2004, they sued to have their son’s birthplace changed from simply “Jerusalem” to “Jerusalem, Israel” in accordance with the law passed by Congress just months before his birth. The matter came before the Supreme Court last year, after being rejected repeatedly by lower courts. 

The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 against the Zivotofskys, criticizing Congress for “overstepping its bounds”, according to the National Journal.

Then-President George W. Bush, who signed the law in 2002,
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