Timothy Benton | Oct 18, 2018 | 1
Embassy Moving to Jerusalem
Fresh off the White House site, Trump yesterday let the day pass with no signature on the extension to move the embassy to Jerusalem, but not signing he now has no choice but to move the embassy.
With the act of not signing the six months referral for the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act Trump has put in motion the movement of our embassy to Jerusalem and the recognition by the US that the city of Jerusalem undivided is the capital of Jerusalem.
In a call with King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Abbas Trump has informed them as well as Israel’s Prime Minister that the US will be issuing this week a recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the embassy will be moving in a timetable that will be implemented shortly.
Excerpts from the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act
SEC. 7. PRESIDENTIAL WAIVER.
(a) WAIVER AUTHORITY.—(1) Beginning on October 1, 1998, the President may suspend the limitation set forth in section 3(b)
for a period of six months if he determines and reports to Congress
in advance that such suspension is necessary to protect the national
security interests of the United States. (2) The President may suspend such limitation for an additional
six month period at the end of any period during which the suspension
is in effect under this subsection if the President determines
and reports to Congress in advance of the additional suspension
that the additional suspension is necessary to protect the national
security interests of the United States. (3) A report under paragraph (1) or (2) shall include— (A) a statement of the interests affected by the limitation
that the President seeks to suspend; and
(B) a discussion of the manner in which the limitation
affects the interests.
(b) APPLICABILITY OF WAIVER TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.— If the President exercises the authority set forth in subsection
(a) in a fiscal year, the limitation set forth in section 3(b) shall
apply to funds appropriated in the following fiscal year for the
purpose set forth in such section 3(b) except to the extent that
the limitation is suspended in such following fiscal year by reason
of the exercise of the authority in subsection (a).