To be fair, both of Barack Obama’s presidential predecessors (George W. Bush and Bill Clinton) did what Obama did this month; all signed waivers that kept the United States’ Israeli Embassy in Tel Aviv instead of where it should belong – Jerusalem. Nonetheless, in light of the Obama administration’s consistent mistreatment of Israel, his signature on this waiver seems to carry more perceptible significance.
Via Times of Israel:
President Obama extended a waiver for an additional six months that delays moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Obama’s waiver, issued June 1, follows in the footsteps of predecessors Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, who also extended the waiver every six months since a law was passed in 1995 mandating moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Presidents are permitted to delay the move on national security grounds.
Embassies belong in nation’s capitals. Israel regards Jerusalem as its Capital. The Obama administration does not (see video below). Some might remember when State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland refused to acknowledge that Jerusalem was even a part of Israel, let alone the Capital.