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  • U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Jerusalem passport law

    June 8, 2015 | 9:17 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that would allow Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens to list their birthplace as Israel.

    The bid to force the State Department to follow the 2002 law failed in a 6-3 vote announced on Monday.

    The decision, a rare judicial branch foray into the...

  • U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

    November 3, 2014 | 10:11 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared closely divided as it weighed the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.

    The case concerns the longstanding U.S. policy that the...

  • Images, memories and sounds paint vision of my Israel

    By Natalie Portman

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    This is the second in a series of weekly columns celebrating Israel's 60th anniversary, leading up to Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day, in May.

    Israel is...

    Where I was born. Where I ate my first Popsicle and used a proper toilet for the first time. Where some of my...