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US Embassy in Israel Not Moving – Yet

CNN

President Donald Trump has signed the waiver keeping the US embassy in Tel Aviv avoiding — for now — a controversial move to Jerusalem.

The move, which the White House said was made in an effort to spur peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian officials, was expected but breaks with a promise Trump made during the 2016 campaign.

“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,” the White House statement said. “But, as he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when.”

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