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        12/11/2013, Tevet 8, 5774

      Young Israel Group Calls to Move U.S. Embassy

      The National Council of Young Israel called upon the United States government to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Last week the American administration postponed the law as has been done many times in the past. Most foreign embassies are located in Tel Aviv so as to avoid any controversy with Arab claim to the city. The U.S. and other countries maintain consulates in Jerusalem but not full fledged embassies.

      Farley Weiss, head of the American-based Jewish community organization stated on Wednesday, "although the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 gives extensive and full recognition of a united Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the White House has once again chosen to circumvent the intent of this law by failing to relocate the American Embassy in Israel to its rightful place."