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President Trump Officially Delays Moving US Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The statement said that despite disappointment that that the embassy will not be moved, "Israel appreciates the friendly words of President Trump and his commitment to move the embassy to Jerusalem at a later date".

President Donald Trump signed a temporary order on Thursday to keep the USA embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv instead of relocating it to Jerusalem, despite his campaign pledge to go ahead with the controversial move.

Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in a statement afterwards that Trump still plans to move the embassy, but it is now a question of when. It is beyond time for the United States to move the Embassy to Jerusalem.

Donald Trump promised during the 2016 campaign that, if elected, he would move the U.S.'s Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump has said he's reviewing whether to fulfil his campaign promise to move it to Jerusalem, comments that were welcomed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Bill Clinton and George W. Bush both broke the same campaign promise as Trump. The deal, negotiated by the US and other world powers, eased economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program.

Trump was right to issue the Jerusalem embassy waiver today. As president, Trump has proceeded cautiously, hoping to preserve his ability to serve as an effective mediator for one of the world's most intractable conflicts. Use leverage 2 get all sides to play. Without its renewal, the United States government would have been legally obligated to proceed with moving the embassy. "Congress signed the Jerusalem Embassy Act in 1999".

"Israel's stewardship of Jerusalem has been tremendous and has included guaranteeing religious freedom for Christians and Muslims as well as Jews - something that was nonexistent during the city's Arab occupation", he said in a statement Thursday.

Leaving the president's pro-Israel rhetoric aside (he has promised to restore the "unshakeable bond" between the two nations), actual USA policy on the Jewish state remains unchanged from the Obama administration.

The Palestinian Authority's ambassador to the U.S., Husam Zomlot, said in a statement that Trump's decision "gives peace a chance" and that the Palestinians "are ready to start the consultation process with the U.S. Administration" to achieve "a just and lasting peace".

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