US Supreme Court to review Jerusalem birthplace law
The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a US law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem – the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians – to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.


The case concerns a long-standing US foreign policy that the president – and not lawmakers – has sole authority to state who controls Jerusalem. Seeking to remain neutral on the hotly contested issue, the State Department allows passports to name Jerusalem as a place of birth, but no country name is included. (Reuters)