Trump Signed Waiver on Embassy Move

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President Donald Trump seen speaking on a video screen during the opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Yerushalayim, May 14. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Although the U.S. embassy has moved from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim, President Donald Trump on Monday signed the six-month waiver that suspends the existing law that requires the move.

Trump did so because, if allowed to go into effect, the law would also require the moving of the ambassador’s official residence from Herzliya to Yerushalayim, as well. Preparations for that have only begun, so the waiver was still necessary.

In the meantime, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman maintains a private apartment in the Israeli capital, and he divides his time between the Herzliya and Yerushalayim residences.

The president signed the waiver on Monday.