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The State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
US citizens born in Jerusalem are only allowed to list the city as their country of birth on a US passport, as its status is considered until a final agreement is reached between Israelis and Palestinians , Who formerly seek capital for an independent, independent state. Jerusalem.
Trump moved the US embassy to Jerusalem in 2017 and his administration has said it is against splitting the city for the future capital of the Palestinian state.
Although the administration said in its January peace plan that it believed Jerusalem’s final borders should be fixed between direct negotiations, it was currently in the Arab neighborhoods around Jerusalem, separated by Israeli security blockers. The Palestinian lends his support behind the capital.
Trump’s move allows US passport holders to list Jerusalem, Israel, as their city and country of birth follow a 2015 Supreme Court ruling that states the executive branch has sovereign states It has the power to give recognition.
The court’s decision was a victory for the Obama administration, which, at the time, was maintaining a policy that did not recognize a state as sovereignty over Jerusalem.
The new policy on passports expects praise from pro-Israel Christian and evangelical groups and Republican Jewish supporters. The move follows Wednesday’s announcement that the Trump administration has lifted sanctions for US investment with Israel on research, technology and science projects taking place in West Bank settlements deemed illegal under international law.
The administration reversed a State Department policy last year and said it no longer considered Israeli settlements “inconsistent with international law”.
Trump has also criticized his move to the US Embassy in Jerusalem as a blow to critics who said it would cause widespread violence and rebellion in the Middle East.
The president pointed to the changing dynamics of the Middle East, promoting his recent brokerage of relations between Israel and Arab- and Muslim-majority countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Sudan, where Arab countries made Israel’s absence Is publicly recognized. A compromise settlement with the Palestinians.
Trump’s latest action is another blow to Palestine’s national aspirations. Trump cut funding for Palestinians in 2018, closing his consulate in Washington and ending the operation of the US consulate in Jerusalem communicating with Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority.
While Trump had unveiled a possible plan for a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians, it was widely criticized as creating a truncated Palestinian state surrounded by an Israeli security barrier.