Justice US Supreme Court to hear dispute over 'Jerusalem, Israel' as birthplace (+video)

An American couple wants their son's passport to read, 'Jerusalem, Israel,' not simply 'Jerusalem.' The Supreme Court will consider whether a 2002 US law giving them that option trumps a State Department policy that doesn't, so as to avoid taking sides in the Middle East conflict.

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The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up the case of an American couple who want their son’s passport to show his birthplace as “Jerusalem, Israel,” despite a US State Department policy barring any identification of the disputed territory of Jerusalem as being part of Israel.