President Trump has signed a waiver to keep the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. Officials describe the decision as a delay in plans to move the embassy to Jerusalem.
Statement on the American Embassy in Israel
While President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President’s strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance. President Trump made this decision to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, fulfilling his solemn obligation to defend America’s national security interests. But, as he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when. (White House)
Trump keeps U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, says promise ‘delayed’ not broken on move to Jerusalem
President Trump has signed a waiver to keep the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv, the White House announced Thursday, backing off from a campaign pledge to move it to Jerusalem. White House officials have described the decision as a delay in Mr. Trump’s plans to move the embassy, which likely would provoke Palestinian outrage…
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