President Donald Trump has — at least for now — backtracked on his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from its current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, signing a waver that will delay such a move for at least the next six months.  In a statement issued to the Washington Post, the White House sought to soften claims that Trump is backing away from his pledge, proclaiming that “the question is not if” the embassy will eventually move “but only when.” “While

President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President’s strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance,” the statement read. “President Trump made this decision to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians, fulfilling his solemn obligation to defend America’s national security interests.”  READ MORE