"While President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President's strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance", the White House statement said.
I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem...
Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem was a Trump campaign promise, which he has not made good on since assuming office in January.
Speaking to Mike Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas and a hard-line Evangelical Israel advocate, during a 27-minute interview, he explained that Trump is considering a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians before he considers moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. "If that doesn't work, which it's possible that it won't, to be totally honest, most people say it's an impossible deal".
Thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women trekked through a biblical desert landscape on Sunday, converging on the shores of the Jordan River in a march for peace.
"Women Wage Peace" was established some three years ago to demand a peace deal that would end the bloody conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
"We must come together to be able to reach the peace that we all want", Michal Froman, who was stabbed by a Palestinian in January 2016 while pregnant, told the Agence France-Presse news agency last week.
While Trump has maintained on many occasions that, under his auspices, the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict will be solved, his administration has painted a rather unclear picture regarding Trump's plans in the region, while a number of high-profile United States officials are known to be staunch supporters of Israel.
The US Congress passed a law in 1995 making it policy to move the embassy to Jerusalem, symbolically endorsing Israel's claim on the city as its capital.