Pompeo says Jerusalem-born Americans can list Israel as birthplace

Pompeo says Jerusalem-born Americans can list Israel as birthplace

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Americans born in Jerusalem will be able to list Israel as their birthplace on their passports.

He said the decision to allow Jerusalem-born U.S. citizens to choose to enter Israel or Jerusalem as their birthplace was “consistent” with Trump’s 2017 proclamation.

In 2017, Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Five years ago the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that would have let Jerusalem-born Americans list Israel on their passports as their country of birth.

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