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Congressmen call on Obama to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital after US court ruling

President Barak Obama must use his executive power to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, pro-Israel congressmen said after last week's US Supreme Court decision to strike down a congressional law allowing "Israel" to be written as the birthplace on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans.

The Supreme Court took the Obama's administration's side in Zivotovsky v. Kerry last Monday, saying that the law encroached on the president's prerogative to set foreign policy.

Members of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus came out against the decision, with many calling for Obama to use the power the court ruled he alone holds to do what the now-canceled law authorized.

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