President Bush again waived a law that would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Bush and his predecessor, Bill Clinton, have routinely exercised their right to impose six-month waivers of the Jerusalem Embassy Act since its passage by Congress in 1995. Presidents cite the U.S. national security interest in not prejudicing the outcome of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. “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 six months the limitations set forth,” said Bush’s memo sent Wednesday to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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