US court: no to 'Israel' birthplace on US passports

The US Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that would allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel as their birthplace

US court: no to 'Israel' birthplace on US passports

World Bulletin / News Desk

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that would allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.

The ruling was a victory for the administration of President Barack Obama, which said the law unlawfully encroached on the president's power to set foreign policy and would, if enforced, undermine the U.S. government's claim to be a neutral peacemaker in the Middle East.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Haziran 2015, 17:47
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