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Government to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but keeps embassy in Tel Aviv

The Australian Government will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel but will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.

  • Jade Macmillan
  • ABC

It is understood Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce the decision during a speech in Sydney today.

He is also expected to acknowledge the aspirations of Palestinians for a future state with its capital in East Jerusalem.

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network said it was dismayed by the Prime Minister’s plan, which it argued would damage the peace process.

“It serves no…

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