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Monday, November 10, 2014

Israeli boy complains about USA passport

Here is a pending US Supreme Court case:
The justices were intensely engaged in arguments in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Menachem Zivotofsky, an American who was born in Jerusalem in 2002 and who wants his place of birth to be listed as Israel on his U.S. passport.
So why does anyone care what he wants? The boy is an Israeli, not an American:
After Monday’s hearing on the issue, Menachem Zivotofsky, the boy on whose behalf the case was filed, told reporters, “I am an Israeli and I want people to know that I am glad that I am an Israeli, and that I am not embarrassed by the fact that I am an Israeli.”
If he is so proud to be an Israeli, then he should get an Israeli passport. He is not an American if he was born in Jerusalem to Israeli parents, and his allegiance is to Israel. I do not see why he has standing to bring this lawsuit.

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