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June 19, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Eager to avoid upsetting Middle East peace hopes, President Clinton on Friday ordered a delay of at least six months in moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Clinton's decision runs contrary to the wishes of many members of Congress, who favor relocating the embassy as a powerful sign of support for Israel's claim to sovereignty over Jerusalem. But the relocation would no doubt infuriate the nations that have resisted Israeli pressure to move their embassies to Jerusalem.
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June 19, 1999 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Eager to avoid upsetting Middle East peace hopes, President Clinton on Friday ordered a delay of at least six months in moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Clinton's decision runs contrary to the wishes of many members of Congress, who favor relocating the embassy as a powerful sign of support for Israel's claim to sovereignty over Jerusalem. But the relocation would no doubt infuriate the nations that have resisted Israeli pressure to move their embassies to Jerusalem.
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January 1, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. ambassador to Israel on Thursday ordered the embassy in Tel Aviv closed temporarily after receiving a "direct, credible" threat against the facility, a spokesman said. Embassy spokesman Larry Schwartz would not elaborate on specifics of the threat but said the closure was in line with other actions by the U.S. government in recent weeks to protect diplomatic missions amid "heightened regional tensions," including the latest U.S. military confrontation with Iraq. Ambassador Edward S.
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May 12, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a high-stakes showdown with Congress, President Clinton has decided to invoke a national security exception to suspend congressional legislation directing the administration to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by next month, administration officials said. The dispute threatens to disrupt the Middle East peace process, open new religious splits among Americans and further sour Clinton's relations with Capitol Hill, already strained by the war in Yugoslavia.
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October 26, 1995 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian leaders on Wednesday condemned the U.S. congressional vote to relocate the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a partisan move on behalf of Israel and a provocation of the Arab world. The decision, which recognizes Israel's claim to an undivided Jerusalem as its capital, is a slap in the face to millions of Muslims who also regard Jerusalem as a holy city and a strike against the U.S. role as a Middle East mediator, they said.
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October 25, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Congress voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to require relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem--the city at the heart of the most sensitive and emotional issue facing Israelis and Palestinians--despite warnings that the step could undermine the U.S. role as Middle East mediator. The measure, passed within hours by both the Senate and the House, orders that the embassy be moved by May 31, 1999, to the city that Israel claims as its "undivided and eternal capital."
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September 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four Israeli employees of the U.S. Embassy have been arrested on charges they were involved in a scheme to produce counterfeit U.S. visas, the embassy announced Tuesday.
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June 11, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis' proposal to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be "a gigantic mistake" and would derail U.S. Middle East peace efforts, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Friday. "It's shocking that anybody would make such a proposal. It would be a great mistake to do that," Shultz said on NBC's "Today" show.
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March 4, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With more than half of the membership of the Senate already signed on, Congress is about to demand that the Clinton Administration move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step that combines an almost irresistible political attraction with a potential diplomatic disaster. A letter drafted by Sens. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.
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September 10, 1988 | Daniel Williams
Reiterating a pledge made during the primaries, Dukakis said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post that he would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift the United States has long avoided in part due to objections in the Arab world. "I can only state what I think has been traditional American policy on this issue and that is that we accept the determination of the host country as to what their capital is," Dukakis said in the interview, which was published Friday.
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January 1, 1999 | REBECCA TROUNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. ambassador to Israel on Thursday ordered the embassy in Tel Aviv closed temporarily after receiving a "direct, credible" threat against the facility, a spokesman said. Embassy spokesman Larry Schwartz would not elaborate on specifics of the threat but said the closure was in line with other actions by the U.S. government in recent weeks to protect diplomatic missions amid "heightened regional tensions," including the latest U.S. military confrontation with Iraq. Ambassador Edward S.
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October 26, 1995 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian leaders on Wednesday condemned the U.S. congressional vote to relocate the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a partisan move on behalf of Israel and a provocation of the Arab world. The decision, which recognizes Israel's claim to an undivided Jerusalem as its capital, is a slap in the face to millions of Muslims who also regard Jerusalem as a holy city and a strike against the U.S. role as a Middle East mediator, they said.
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March 4, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With more than half of the membership of the Senate already signed on, Congress is about to demand that the Clinton Administration move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step that combines an almost irresistible political attraction with a potential diplomatic disaster. A letter drafted by Sens. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) and Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.
NEWS
September 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Four Israeli employees of the U.S. Embassy have been arrested on charges they were involved in a scheme to produce counterfeit U.S. visas, the embassy announced Tuesday.
NEWS
September 10, 1988 | Daniel Williams
Reiterating a pledge made during the primaries, Dukakis said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post that he would move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a shift the United States has long avoided in part due to objections in the Arab world. "I can only state what I think has been traditional American policy on this issue and that is that we accept the determination of the host country as to what their capital is," Dukakis said in the interview, which was published Friday.
NEWS
June 11, 1988 | JOHN M. BRODER, Times Staff Writer
Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis' proposal to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be "a gigantic mistake" and would derail U.S. Middle East peace efforts, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Friday. "It's shocking that anybody would make such a proposal. It would be a great mistake to do that," Shultz said on NBC's "Today" show.
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