An Israeli Arab student holds an anti-US President George W. Bush poster during a demonstration in front of the US embassy in Tel Aviv. US President George W. Bush has deferred by six months the process of moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the White House said.(AFP/File/Tal Cohen) More here
In a memorandum for US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, dated Friday, Bush said the decision was "necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States."
It's very Condi. Congress enacted legislation in 1995 calling for the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem, but the president can postpone the move every six months due to national security interests. The waiver has been used every six months since the law was passed. And Bush campaigned on it in 2000.