USA officials say the process of moving the embassy would take at least six months and involve major adjustments in security, office and housing space and staffing at both the existing facility in Tel Aviv and the consulate general in Jerusalem.
The Jewish state has long urged the USA and others to build embassies in Jerusalem, to reflect Israel's claim to the holy city as its capital.
The Palestinians are praising President Donald Trump's decision not to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, saying it strengthens the chances of peace.
"As he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when", the statement from the White House read.
Signing the waiver this week would forestall any move for another six months.
One senior administration official told CNN: "As you have seen the President say, in the region and here in Washington, he thinks this is a hopeful moment for peace and he has committed his administration to try to facilitate progress towards peace and for that reason, he signed the waiver".
A senior White House official told CNN Wednesday that Trump was still in favor of the move but wanted to push for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and feared it would anger the Palestinians. Hussam Zomlot, the Palestinian envoy in Washington, said the move "gives peace a chance".
"We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem", he said in a March 2016 speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Still, a US official said Trump remained committed to his campaign pledge and would eventually fulfill it, though no timetable had been set.
But Netanyahu's office said Israel appreciated Trump's statement of "friendship".
A senior Israeli official is expressing disappointment over Trump's decision against relocating the embassy to Jerusalem and is accusing the US of caving in to Arab pressure. The Prime Minister's Office awaited the speech with a mix of anticipation and trepidation, but discovered that the opponents won out, and the embassy move was dropped from the speech.
There was high speculation earlier this month, after Trump announced his trip to Israel, that he would use the visit - which came just before Jerusalem Day, when Israel commemorated 50 years since the Six Day War - to announce the move, something he had repeatedly pledged to do as a candidate.
A relocation of the U.S. embassy is "something the president supports, something he supported during the campaign, something he still supports", the official told CNN. He was in the process of negotiating peace with the Palestinians, who also had political claims to Jerusalem.
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In 2014, South Korean officials discovered what they described as several North Korean drones that had flown across the border. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a text message that the military is analyzing the flight path of the said object.
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Trump clashed with Pope Francis during the campaign, but expressed his deep appreciation for the papal audience he received. The men shook hands and Trump could be heard thanking the pope and saying it was "a great honor" to be there.
Members of the public gather to attend a candlelit vigil to honor the victims of Monday evening's terror attack in Manchester . All the previous arrests were made in and around Manchester where the suicide bombing took place on Monday night.
His Maryland lawyers are appealing in both state and federal court on the same grounds, and a hearing is set for next month. Jackson vacated Malvo's sentenced and remanded the case to Spotsylvania County Circuit Court for appropriate sentencing.
Members of Idaho's congressional delegation have been characteristically measured in their initial assessment of the Trump budget. His argument is that Medicaid funding will still increase in dollar terms each year during the 10-year budget window.
Three Montana news publications withdrew their endorsements, and even House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Gianforte's actions. Still, Republicans now have to answer for the fact that one of their own elected officials is now facing assault charges.
The only way Indonesia can progress into the last eight stage is if they thrash Denmark on Wednesday, which looks unlikely. Denmark, which won six matches and lost four, topped the group, followed by India (5-5) and Indonesia (4-6).
A police report lists four medications, including Vicodin, that Tiger Woods reported taking when he was stopped for DUI. This comes as Woods has been notorious for being relatively private about his life and what influences him golf game.
Kerber failed to withstand the strong forehand and backhand attack from her opponent as she lost the first set 6-2 in 38 minutes. The Australian teenager made light of the 300-plus ranking places separating them to push the 11th seeded Dane to three sets.
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Venezuela sets date for delayed regional elections
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Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico
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Trump delays decision on Paris climate accord
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