With an eye toward a potential peace deal, President Trump issued a wavier Thursday that delays moving&nbsp;the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem for at least six months, a decision in keeping with previous administrations.During the presidential campaign, Trump had vowed to swiftly move the embassy from Tel Aviv, where it has always been located, to Jerusalem. Other candidates have made the same promise, but no president has ever followed through.Israel considers Jerusalem its capital&nbsp;but the Palestinians claim&nbsp;East Jerusalem for their capital in a future state. No country keeps its embassy in Jerusalem because of the dispute.In a statement, the White House said Trump made this decision "to maximize the chances of successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians."It added, "But&nbsp;as he has repeatedly stated his intention to move the embassy, the question is not if that move happens, but only when."After Trump took office, Jordan's King Abdullah and other Arab leaders warned the White House that moving the embassy would enrage Arab communities, especially the Palestinians, and severely complicate any potential peace talks.Since then, Trump has stopped talking about it publicly.&nbsp;During his visit to the Middle East last month, he met with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders and called for a resumption of negotiations.Under &nbsp;a law passed by Congress in 1995, Trump was facing a Thursday deadline to renew the waiver or see the State Department lose half its funding for its overseas facilities. Presidents of both parties&nbsp;have renewed the waiver every six months since the law was passed.U.S. foreign&nbsp;policy traditionally&nbsp;has said the status of Jerusalem should be settled in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Moving the U.S. Embassy would signal a rejection&nbsp;of that policy.Trump's new ambassador to Israel, his former bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, had vowed to live in Jerusalem, about 30 miles from Tel Aviv.