Congressmen call on Obama to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after US court ruling

US President Barack Obama must use his executive power to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, pro-Israel Congressmen said after last week’s US Supreme Court decision to strike down as constitutional a congressional law allowing “Israel” to be written as the birthplace on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans.

The Supreme Court took the side of US President Barack Obama’s administration in Zivotovsky v. Kerry last Monday, saying that the law encroached on the president’s policy to set foreign policy.

Members and chairman of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus came out against the decision, with many calling for Obama to use the power the Court ruled he alone holds to do what the now-canceled law authorized.


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