Americans for Peace Now, the U.S. partner of Israel’s leftist Peace Now organization, has filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in order to oppose listing “Israel” as home country in the passports of those born in Jerusalem.
We know they don't like Israel to be in Jerusalem's newer neighborhoods.
But to actively, in America, join a court procedure when their basis is political/ideological?
APN argues in the brief, "this case represents a direct challenge to more than six decades of United States foreign policy on one of the most sensitive foreign policy questions facing the United States - recognition of sovereignty in Jerusalem."...APN's President and CEO Debra DeLee said: "APN has taken a position in this case because we recognize what is at stake here: preserving the very possibility of peace and the two-state solution,...
PM Netanyahu Orders that Construction in the Jerusalem Area be Accelerated
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today (Tuesday), 1.11.11, directed that the construction of apartments in Jerusalem, in the Etzion Bloc and in Maaleh Adumim, be accelerated. These are thousands of residential units, in areas that will, under any future agreement, remain part of Israel.