WASHINGTON -- The status of Jerusalem has been at the top of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ever since Israel was recognized in 1948. The official U.S. policy is spelled out in a State Department manual: "For a person born in Jerusalem, write JERUSALEM as the place of birth in the passport. Do not write Israel, Jordan or West Bank."
WASHINGTON (RNS) In its upcoming term, the Supreme Court will consider a religion trifecta: One case focuses on prison inmates. Another deals with outdoor signs. The third affects Americans born in Jerusalem.