White House Corrects Location of Yerushalayim On Day Of Peres’ Levayah


The White House forgot its own policy on Yerushalayim on Friday, reports McClatchy.

The administration initially sent out a copy of President Barack Obama’s remarks at former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres’ levayah in Yerushalayim, indicating that the remarks had been given in Yerushalayim, Israel.

That was, actually, 100% correct.

But later Erev Shabbos afternoon, the press office sent out a correction to the previous email, striking out “Israel” from the header of the transcript.

U.S. policy – a mistaken one, of course – has long refrained from recognizing any nation’s sovereignty over Yerushalayim.

A 2015 Supreme Court decision reaffirmed U.S. practice that forbids Americans born in Yerushalayim to list Israel as their country of birth on passports.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}