In addition to the previous post, Obama has made another change to US policy.
Since 1995 passage of the Jerusalem Embassy Act, Clinton and Bush would semi annually sign a Presidential memorandum suspending the move of the embassy but ALWAYS including the following “[the] Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem”.
Obama has signed a new memorandum, the text of which is below, and which is shown in it’s original form here:
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the “Act”), I hereby determine that it is necessary, in order to protect the national security interests of the United States, to suspend for a period of 6 months the limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act.
You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.
This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this determination and report to the Congress