US court refuses to recognise Jerusalem as part of Israel

03:42 PM | 9 Jun, 2015
US court refuses to recognise Jerusalem as part of Israel
WASHINGTON (Web Desk/Agencies) - The US Supreme Court has declined to show Jerusalem as a part of Israel in American passports.

The court ruled on a plea from a US citizen born in Jerusalem whose parents wanted his US passport to show his birthplace as Israel, instead of Jerusalem. The parents of Menachem Binyamin Zivotofsky began their legal battle in 2002, soon after his birth. The requested change would have affected the US policy towards Jerusalem, which still recognises the disputed nature of the historical city.

As the court heard the plea, the US State Department’s warned that a simple passport alteration could “provoke uproar throughout the Arab and Muslim world.”

US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argued that a ruling for the Zivotofskys would undermine the president’s authority to set policy for “the most vexing and volatile and difficult diplomatic issue that this country has faced for decades.”

The decision came more than seven months after both sides completed oral arguments in early November. It was the longest-pending high court decision.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the 6-3 decision for the court, declaring: “The power to recognise or decline to recognize a foreign state and its territorial bounds resides in the president alone.”


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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