Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel
Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israels capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv...
SYDNEY: Australia now recognises west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved.
Morrison also committed to recognising the aspirations for a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as its capital when the city's status is determined in a peace deal.
The prime minister said it was in Australia's interests to support "liberal democracy" in the Middle East and took aim at the United Nations he said was a place Israel is "bullied".