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  • Zivotofsky decision recognizes Congress’ right to determine American foreign policy

    June 9, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in Zivotofsky v. Kerry that Obama can decree that Jerusalem isn’t in Israel. But while friends of Israel lost this battle, they may have won, if not the war, at least a larger battle.

    Jewish organizations have been expressing their disappointment...

  • Limited ruling on Jerusalem passports met with relief from pro-Israel community

    June 9, 2015 | 9:51 am

    Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in the Supreme Court decision that will keep “Israel” off the passports of Jerusalem-born Americans, begins by calling Jerusalem a “delicate subject.”

    Competing claims to the Holy City were not the only timeworn and sensitive...

  • In Jerusalem passport case, justices consider congressional role in foreign policy

    November 5, 2014 | 11:35 am

    A lawyer for a boy born in Jerusalem whose parents want Israel listed as the birthplace on his U.S. passport tried mightily this week to make a Supreme Court hearing mainly about their wish, but the justices kept upping the ante.

    That might mean bad news not just for 12-year-old...

  • Country of birth

    By Steve Greenberg

    August 1, 2013 | 3:25 pm

  • Iranians in Canada caught using fake Israeli passports

    July 25, 2013 | 9:31 am

    Seven Iranians were caught using fake Israeli passports at Vancouver International Airport.

    The Iranians, whose identity is unknown, were posing as the Solomons family from the central Israeli city of Rehovot, according to reports. They may have been trying to take advantage of...

  • New dangers accompany US passports as Egypt erupts

    July 10, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeard on themedialine.org.

    When Brian Dennison was considering where to study Arabic abroad, the 23-year old’s choices were limited.  Yemen?  It has an Al-Qa’ida affiliate that feasts on foreigners.  Syria?  It is enmeshed in a civil war where dodging...

  • Appeals court hears Jerusalem passport case

    March 19, 2013 | 2:37 pm

    A U.S. appeals court panel heard arguments on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can list Israel as their place of birth on passports and birth certificates.

    Attorney Nathan Lewin, representing a couple that had moved to Israel in 2000 from the United States and had a child born...

  • Spy suicide scandal focuses attention on Israel’s foreign Jews

    February 14, 2013 | 6:07 am

    The jailhouse suicide of an Australian immigrant who may have betrayed Israel's Mossad has focused attention on the agency's recruitment of foreign-born Jews who could spy under cover of their native passports.

    After a three-year blackout was broken by an Australian TV expose,...

  • Members of Congress file brief to support Jerusalem passport case

    August 1, 2012 | 10:13 am

    A bipartisan slate of 58 members of Congress signed a friend of the court brief in a case involving a 9-year-old boy who was born in Jerusalem but was denied a request to have Israel listed on his passport as his place of birth.

    Menachem Zivotofsky was born in western Jerusalem....

  • Suspected suicide bomber had fake U.S. I.D.; Surveillance camera captures image

    July 19, 2012 | 10:33 am

    A suicide bomber carried out an attack that killed seven people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bulgaria, the interior minister said on Thursday, and Israel said Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants were to blame.

    Iran denied it was behind Wednesday’s attack at Burgas...

  • U.S. won’t budge on Jerusalem, but attorney calls passport ruling ‘full victory’

    April 2, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Nathan Lewin didn’t ask the Supreme Court to come out and say directly that Jerusalem is in Israel, or that it is the capital of Israel. He did, however, get the decision he was seeking for 9-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky.

    The prominent constitutional law attorney represents...

  • Supreme Court decides that Zivotofsky suit remains viable

    March 26, 2012 | 5:31 pm

    On Monday, 9-year-old Menachem Zivotofsky won a resounding, if partial, victory from the Supreme Court in his litigation against the U.S. government. On an 8-1 vote, the Court decided that the courts can decide whether the President must obey a Congressional command to enter...

  • Supreme Court rules federal courts can consider Jerusalem passport issue

    March 26, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    American parents of a boy born in Jerusalem can go to court to argue that their son’s U.S. passport can list Israel as his birthplace, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a setback for the U.S. government.

    Since the founding of Israel in 1948, successive American governments...

  • Toulouse killer visited Israel, other countries in the region

    March 22, 2012 | 2:53 pm

    The passport of Toulouse killer Mohammed Merah showed that he visited Israel, Syria, Iraq and Jordan, a French newspaper reported.

    Police found Merah’s passport in his apartment following the raid Thursday that led to his death, LeMonde reported. It is believed that he tried to...

  • Report: Mossad continues to use foreign passports

    February 13, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    Agents of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency reportedly are still using foreign passports to conduct undercover operations in other countries.

    According to a report Sunday in The Times of London, new evidence shows that foreign nationals residing in Israel are willingly allowing...

  • Is Jerusalem in Israel? Supreme Court takes up passport case

    November 8, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court convened Monday to ponder the implications of a single word that is conspicuously missing from the passport of a 9-year-old boy who was born in Jerusalem.

    His name is Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky, the son of Ari and Naomi Siegman Zivotofsky, Americans who made...

  • U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in Jerusalem passport case

    November 7, 2011 | 10:29 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments in a case that would allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have their birthplace listed as Israel on their passports.

    Arguments in the case of Zivotofsky v. Clinton were set to be heard Monday. The case involves...

  • U.S. Supreme Court will hear appeal on Jerusalem passport

    May 2, 2011 | 10:35 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court said it will hear the appeal of a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem whose parents want Israel listed as his country of birth on his passport.

    The court agreed Monday to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the...