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Implications for ICC? SCOTUS Jerusalem Decision Shows Limits of Israel Lobbies


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Implications for ICC? SCOTUS Jerusalem Decision Shows Limits of Israel Lobbies

Juan Cole

It has been the position of the US presidents for decades that the status of Jerusalem in international law is unsettled. That is why the US embassy is in Tel Aviv, and why US passports showing the place of birth as Jerusalem just list the name of the city without indicating a country. The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the president’s right to make this determination, in a 6-3 decision.