Presidential Waiver on Jerusalem Embassy Act
The Act also included a stipulation allowing the President to issue a waiver every six months to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv
if he determines such is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.
Since 1999, each President - Clinton
- has used the waiver, a copy of which is presented below:
Presidential Memorandum -
Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act
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 the transmission of this determination and report to the Congress.