H.R. 1643 (107th): Israeli Capital Recognition Act of 2001

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Apr 26, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 1643 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1643

To provide for the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2001

Mr. WEINER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations


A BILL

To provide for the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Israeli Capital Recognition Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. UNITED STATES POLICY REGARDING JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.

    (a) CONSULATE IN JERUSALEM- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States shall not operate a United States consulate or diplomatic facility in Jerusalem unless such consulate or diplomatic facility is under the supervision of the United States Ambassador to Israel.

    (b) IDENTIFICATION OF JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL IN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any official government document which lists countries and their capital cities shall identify Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    (c) RECORD OF PLACE OF BIRTH AS ISRAEL FOR PASSPORT PURPOSES- For purposes of the registration of birth, certification of nationality, or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the Secretary of State shall, upon the request of the citizen, record the place of birth as Israel.