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Trump keeps US embassy in Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem

TRUMP KEEPS US EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV INSTEAD OF JERUSALEM

Trump temporarily waives law requiring US to move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, keeping embassy in Tel Aviv for now.

President Donald Trump has decided not to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem for now, a US official said Thursday, shying away from a major campaign promise.

An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Trump had signed a legal waiver that keeps the embassy in Tel Aviv, but insisted this was delay not a reversal.

"It's a question of when, not if," the official said, adding that "he doesn't think the timing is right, right now."

"In timing such a move he will seek to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians."

A formal announcement is expected later Thursday.

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