Jerusalem, Israel

In October 2002, Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky was delivered to his parents Ari and Naomi in Shaare Zedek Medical Center, located in a part of Jerusalem squarely inside the Green Line.

Menachem’s parents had recently made aliya from America in the midst of the second intifada, with suicide bombers blowing themselves up on buses and in cafes throughout the capital. They hoped that their only child born in Israel, the Jewish state, would have that fact reflected proudly on his US passport.

This fall, Menachem will celebrate his bar mitzva, but his US passport will continue to state his place of birth solely as “Jerusalem.” No mention can be made of Israel…

h/t Elder of Ziyon

And don’t miss the supposed satire (not really, in this case): US Supreme Court Upholds Presidential Prerogative To Conduct Crappy Foreign Policy

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Well, Obama is a man without a country, too.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    All three Jewish Supreme Court justices sided with Obama on this one.

    • DVult

      Is it true that there are no white protestant males on the supreme court?

      • Norman_In_New_York

        There are no Protestants of any variety on the Court, just six Catholics and three Jews. Republicans tend to believe that their favorite Evangelicals lack the intellectual depth of Catholics in upholding conservative principles.

        • DVult

          I am not protestant but to be fair, the US was built in large part by white protestant males. The end game for affirmative action can be seen on the supreme court. No white protestant males (or females as you have pointed out).

    • Alain

      It should not matter in this case what region the judges claim; their ruling is ridiculous and ignores all facts on the ground. This was politics; not justice.

      • Clausewitz

        The Supreme Court in the US no longer make their decisions based on law, but based on feelings and political pressure. All of the female members of the SCOTUS are flaming progressives without a clue.