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Israel to Change Name of Jerusalem to… (SATIRE)

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A view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo: Berthold Werner.

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals invalidated a law that allowed American citizens born in Jerusalem – a population numbering approximately 50,000 – to list Israel as their home country on their passports. In response, the Israeli government is seeking to deflate the negative connotations long associated with its capital city by submitting a referendum to the citizens of Israel that will decide on a new name and motto for the current ‘Jerusalem.’

Approximately 5.6 million eligible Israeli voters will have the following options to choose from:

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