resident Donald Trump has temporarily waived a law requiring the US to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Mr Trump’s move to renew the waiver for six months Keeps the US Embassy in Tel Aviv for now. The president has said he is reviewing Whether to fulfill his campaign promise the to move it to Jerusalem.
Mr Trump was facing a Thursday deadline to renew the waiver or that the State Department Lose Half ITS Funding for its overseas facilities. Presidents of both parties have Renewed the waiver every six months for years.
An official, speaking the condition of anonymity, said that Trump had a legal Signed waiver That Keeps The Embassy in Tel Aviv, but insisted this was not a reversal delay.
“It’s a Question of When, not if,” the official said, adding That “he does not believe the timing is right, right now.”
“In such a timing move he will seek to maximize the chances of successfully Negotiating a Deal Between Israel and the Palestinians have.”
A formal announcement is expected later Thursday.
Consider Israel Jerusalem its capital, but the Palestinians to Claim east Jerusalem for the capital of a future state.
The US says its policy is Jerusalem has not changed and That Jerusalem’s status must be negotiated Between Israel and the Palestinians.