Read the White House waiver ordering to keep the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

The Obama administration issued a waiver on Thursday ordering the U.S. Embassy from moving to Jerusalem.

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

Presidential Determination
No.
2017-3

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT:

Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem
Embassy Act

Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the
Constitution and the laws of the United States, including
section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public
Law 104-45) (the "Act"), I hereby determine that it is
necessary, in order to protect the national security interests
of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the
limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination
to the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with
section 7(a) of the Act, and to publish the determination in
the Federal Register.
This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this
determination and report to the Congress.
BARACK OBAMA

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