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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 six months.

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.

Near East Report