His parents filed suit under the premise that a 2002 law allows the State Department to permit this listing. According to the Embassy Law Blog:
The court dismissed the complaint as presenting a non-justiciable political question because President Bush expressed an opinion which entered into the defendant's Foreign Affairs Manual, 6 FAM §1393.1(b), see Statement by President George W. Bush Upon Signing H.R. 1646, 2002 USCCAN 931, 932 (Sept. 30, 2002).Under the statement, the congressional mandate operates as an impermissible interference in presidential authority to conduct the foreign affairs of the United States, and the executive refuses to list Israel in passports of American citizens born in Jerusalem.
HR 1646 states:
The Congress maintains its commitment to relocating the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and urges the President, pursuant to the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–45; 109 Stat. 398), to immediately begin the process of relocating the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
The pertinent portion of Bush's signing statement:
Section 214, concerning Jerusalem, impermissibly interferes with the President's constitutional authority to conduct the Nation's foreign affairs and to supervise the unitary executive branch. Moreover, the purported direction in section 214 would, if construed as mandatory rather than advisory, impermissibly interfere with the President's constitutional authority to formulate the position of the United States, speak for the Nation in international affairs, and determine the terms on which recognition is given to foreign states. U.S. policy regarding Jerusalem has not changed.
The reality of all this is that not only does the United States not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it does not recognize Jerusalem as even being a part of Israel. But the sad fact is that this goes a lot further back than Marack and king Shrub II.
I was relating the Zivitofsky story last night to some friends, and one revealed that the same thing happened to her son...in 1988, while that Bitberg SS wreathe laying scumbag Ronald Reagan was still the Senile Idiot in Chief.
But if you require a little more racism with your blogpost, let me remind you that an Arab born to American citizens in Israel can have "Israel" removed from their passport.
So, just to be clear...Arabs can take Israel off the passport. Jews born in Jerusalem cannot put Israel on the passport. We wouldn't want anyone to be prejudged...unless they're a Jew. And the real reason for this is, of course: oil. This policy is not about negotiations. It's about angering the Arab League and OPEC. Any Jew in America who thinks their blood is worth more to Washington than Arab Oil is a colossal ignoramus.
And since this whole racist nonsense centers around the White House and the Department of State, let's go right to the horse's mouth. I already mentioned Ian Kelly's whitewashing of Marek Edelman's Jewishness in an earlier post, but let's run the instant replay, complete with the Israeli Foreign Ministry's contrasting statement.
The Jewish people and the State of Israel are mourning the death of the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Marek Edelman was one of the commanders of the heroic rebellion of Jews against Germans; a rebellion which salvaged human dignity at the Holocaust's time of complete darkness.
And Ian Kelly's statement:
On behalf of the Department of State I wish to express our sympathy and solidarity with the people of Poland upon the death of Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and an activist in the Solidarity movement. We extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Edelman and salute his life dedicated to the defense of human dignity and freedom. The United States stands with Poland as it mourns the loss of a great man.
Thanks Ian for so thoughtfully and thoroughly erasing Edelman's Jewishness. We wouldn't want anyone to think that someone as respected and upstanding as Marek Edelman was ....gasp!...a Jew. And I guess we wouldn't want anyone to think of Jews as people who stand up for themselves. I understand. You like us much better when we're bleating, breathing in poison gas, or falling dead into open graves.
Well, that's just too damn bad.
But, in the end, Kelly is only following the example of his boss, State Department Major Domo Hillary Clinton.
According to Israel National News, The American Consulate in Jerusalem, which has already admitted that it sees itself as the American representative to the Falacstinian Authority, published an Eid Il-Fitr greeting from Hillary to all her beloved Muslim friends on September 19th, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. She made no mention of the holiday, nor was a Rosh Hashanah greeting from her published at the American Embassy website. In fact, the only mention of any seasonal holiday celebration is video of a dinner hosted at the Embassy in celebration of............IFTAR!
The Consulate itself is also operating as a spy nest for the White House, keeping a watchful eye on Jewish construction in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria. The President has no control over our border with Mexico, where gun toting drug mafiosos and gangs are assuming control, but don't feel unsafe because he's got three eyes on the Jews and their construction.
Wake up my schluffie people. You are strangers in a strange land. Your rights are subverted. Your homeland is under constant policy attack. Your tax dollars are funding the training and arming of Arabs, the majority of whom are Al Aqsa Martyr terrorists, under the tutelage of Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton. You can petition your useless legislators all you want. You can march on the White House. I think those actions are important. We must not be silent in the face of this government's obvious racism against our people. But the one sure way to defend the Jewish people, and Israel, is to pack your bags and get ready to go home.