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Supreme Court: US passports must say ‘Jerusalem,’ not ‘Israel’

By Richard Wolf — June 8, 2015

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.”

On Supreme Court docket: beards, church signs, and, yes, Middle East peace

By Richard Wolf — September 23, 2014

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.

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