The White House expressed its satisfaction Tuesday with the Supreme Court’s decision to rule against congressional efforts to recognize Jerusalem as sovereign Israeli territory.
The court ruled on Monday that citizens born in Jerusalem are not permitted to list Israel as their place of birth on their US passports, which the State Department issues.
President Barack Obama has followed his predecessors, both Democrat and Republican, who have opposed recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital since the city’s unification in 1967.
“We welcome the Supreme Court’s important decision yesterday in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, which reaffirms the long-established authority of the president to recognize foreign states, their governments, and their territorial boundaries,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.
https://www.endtime.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ShowImage.ashx_116.jpeg 530 758 alphatimes https://endtime.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/endtime-logo.png alphatimes2015-06-10 00:00:002018-03-28 16:01:50White House welcomes Jerusalem passport ruling as upholding president’s authority