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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as capital of Israel

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Dec 2018, 06:58 pm

Sydney, Dec 15 (IBNS):  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday confirmed that his government is going to recognize West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

The PM, however, confirmed that the embassy will not shift to the city right now unless a peace settlement is reached.

The embassy is currently located in Tel Aviv.

“Fundamentally, it is the right of every country to determine its national capital,” Mr Morrison told The Sydney Institute this afternoon, reported news.com.au.

peaking on the right of the Palestine people, he said: "Further more, recognising our commitment to a two-state solution the government is also resolved to acknowledge — acknowledge the aspirations of Palestinians for a future state with its capital in East Jerusalem."

US president Donald Trump had earlier moved the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

 

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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