Israel Passport Case at Top Court

BBC News

The case of an American-Israeli couple who want the US to recognise their Jerusalem-born son’s place of birth as Israel has reached the Supreme Court.

Menachem Zivotofsky’s US passport lists Jerusalem as his birthplace, but his country of birth has been left blank.

The Zivotofsky family sued the state department shortly after their son was born in October 2002.

The status of Jerusalem is highly contentious, as the city is claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians.

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