Oops, Israel forgot to ask Australia’s permission to make Jerusalem its capital

Australia’s Decision To Stop Recognizing West Jerusalem as Israeli Capital Won’t Impact Relations, Expert Says
Mohammad Al-Kassim
October 18, 2022

Israel blasted Australia for reversing its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday sharply condemning the decision. “Jerusalem is the eternal and united capital of Israel, and nothing will ever change that,” the prime minister said in a statement released by his office. Australia said it would no longer recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing a decision taken by the previous conservative government of former Prime Minister Scott Morrison in 2018…[Foreign Minister Penny] Wong reiterated that Australia’s embassy would remain in Tel Aviv and that Canberra was committed to a two-state solution “in which Israel and a future Palestinian state coexist, in peace and security, within internationally recognized borders.” READ MORE

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