Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

January 24, 2017
Embassy act

The law, passed by Congress in 1995, that allows for the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The law contains a waiver that allows U.S. presidents to refrain from relocating the embassy if it is in the best 'security interests' of the United States. President Obama last signed in on Dec. 1, 2016.