Clinton Uses Waiver A Third Time to Avoid
Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
President Clinton once again invoked a national
security waiver in June 2000, allowing him to postpone moving the
U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The law allowing the waiver requires the issue to be revisited every
By invoking the waiver contained in the 1995 Jerusalem
Embassy Act, which called for the embassy to have been moved by
May 31, 1999, Clinton allows the administration to avoid financial
penalties for not complying with the law.
Source: Near East
Report, (June 26, 2000)