This received almost no coverage in the major media:
President Bush extended a waiver on moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem just days before a Congressional vote on whether to urge him to move the embassy [the resolution passed the House unanimously — ed].
The White House released the text of the waiver of the 1995 law on Friday night, a “dead” time for news organizations and after the Jewish Sabbath had begun. Waiving the law, the statement said, “is necessary to protect the national security interests of the United States.” It adds: “My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our Embassy to Jerusalem.” — JTA
I am not picking on President Bush; President Clinton did the same. And I’m sure that both of them thought it was a shame.
But you see, if the US moved its embassy to the actual capital of the State of Israel, the way it is located in the actual capital of every other country that has an embassy, then the Arabs would get angry.
And everyone knows that angry Arabs tend to riot, blow things up, take hostages and sometimes behead them, fly airplanes into buildings, and so on. Far better to have angry Jews, who just write blog articles.
By the way, this cannot have anything to do with “The Occupation”, at least not the one that started in 1967. The Knesset meets in West Jerusalem, which has been in Israeli hands since 1948.