Obama extends Jerusalem waiver

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama extended a waiver delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

U.S. presidents have routinely waived the 1995 law every six months, citing national security. U.S. diplomats fear that such a move would stir anti-American feelings in the Muslim world and torpedo Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

Obama extended the waiver for the first time in his presidency on Friday, a day after he delivered an appeal to the Muslim world to work together with the United States to advance peace and cooperation.

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