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U.S. justices to review Jerusalem birthplace law

(FILES)A view of the US Supreme Court seen from the top of the US Capitol dome in this December 19, 2013 file photo in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. State Department allows passports to name Jerusalem as a place of birth, but no country name is included.

 

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