Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: “Canberra formally recognizes “West Jerusalem” as Israel‘s capital”

Israel Signals Displeasure at Australia’s ‘Mistaken’ West Jerusalem Move
by Reuters and Staff
December 16, 2018

Israel signaled displeasure on Sunday with Australia’s recognition of western Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city. The premier, for his part, stayed silent on Canberra’s move at a weekly Israeli cabinet meeting that is usually his opportunity to hold forth in public on major diplomatic developments. Israel captured eastern Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed it as its capital in a moved not recognized internationally. Palestinians want eastern Jerusalem as capital of the state they hope to found in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. READ MORE

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