President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel won’t be reflected on State Department documents, including passports, officials confirmed Thursday.
That means for a U.S. citizen born in Jerusalem, their passport won't say they were born in "Jerusalem, Israel," and instead will continue to just say "Jerusalem."
The passport issue reflects how the Trump administration is trying to implement the policy change without hurting future negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians, who have disputed Israeli control of the ancient city since 1967.
“We recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Jerusalem, but we are not changing or taking a position on the boundaries of sovereignty in Jerusalem, including geographic boundaries,” Satterfield said.
Israel has held East Jerusalem since the Six-Day War in 1967, when Israel launched an attack after Egypt had mobilized forces on its border in the Sinai Peninsula.