A Palestinian demonstrator gestures atop the separation barrier, moments after knocking down a segment of the concrete wall on Nov. 6 during a protest in Bilin, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The first section of the wall was constructed in 1994, between the Bat Hefer and Tulkarm communities. Bernat Armangue/AP
A Palestinian man walks along the controversial Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Nov. 9. Palestinians are using the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to emphasize their campaign against Israel's barrier. Baz Ratner/Reuters
In the West Bank town of Aram in May, a section of Israel's separation barrier is seen next to a West Bank Jewish settlement. Muhammed Muheisen/AP/FILE
A Palestinian demonstrator uses a car jack to try and breach a panel of the Israeli separation barrier during a protest in the West Bank village of Bilin, on Nov. 6. The protest was held ahead of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
Palestinian demonstrators (not shown) pull down one segment of the concrete wall during a protest in Kalandia on Nov. 9. Bernat Armangue/AP
At the al-Amari refugee camp in Ramallah, Palestinians and international activists celebrate and cross through the controversial Israeli barrier after pulling down one of its concrete panels during a protest to mark the 20th anniversary of the toppling of the Berlin Wall. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
Palestinians walk next to a section of Israel's separation barrier between Jerusalem and Aram, on Oct. 30. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Palestinian and international activists stand atop a concrete wall on a patrol road used by Israeli troops along the separation barrier in the al-Amari refugee camp. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
A demonstrator covers his face to avoid tear gas next to burning tires along the Israeli separation barrier during a protest in Bilin on Nov. 6. Yannis Behrakis/Reuters
In Yeruham, 9 foot-high concrete blocks sit at a concrete factory in March. The blocks will be used in the construction of Israel's separation barrier. Oded Balilty/AP/File
Palestinian university students practice relay running during a physical education class in Abu Dis along the separation barrier on Nov. 9. Baz Ratner/Reuters
Graffiti on the Israeli separation barrier is seen at a checkpoint in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Nov. 9. Darren Whiteside/Reuters
A Palestinian drives his car past a section of the separation barrier in Kalandia on Oct. 30. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
A Palestinian taxi driver (l.) leans on a painted section of the separation barrier in Bethlehem on Oct. 28. Muhammed Muheisen/AP
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.
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.