Australia Confirms the Move of Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
The Australian government is reportedly set to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, but will likely delay moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv due to cost concerns.
Senior government sources told The Australian newspaper that Prime Minister Scott Morrisonâs cabinet approved the policy change at a national security meeting Tuesday night following extensive discussions on the matter.
Cabinet ministers agreed that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would take place at a later stage, the report said, due to the estimated $200 million it would cost to relocate the diplomatic mission....
Herb Keinon, Khalid Abu Toameh wrote: Israel tepidly welcomed, and the Palestinians and Arab League vehemently condemned, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrisonâs announcement Saturday that Canberra now recognized west Jerusalem as Israel's capital....
...The Australian prime minister reaffirmed Australia's support for a two state solution with the capital of a future Palestinian state being in east Jerusalem.
"A two-state solution remains the only viable way to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dispute," he said. "The obstacles, we must admit, to achieving such a solution are becoming insurmountable."
In response, Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said in a twitter post that was telling in its lack of enthusiasm, âIsrael views the decision of the Australian govt. to open its Trade and Defense office in Jerusalem as a step in the right direction,â...
https://tinyurl.com/y9rxsah6 (Australian decision to recognize west Jerusalem leaves Israel disappointed)
I thought that Israel, wouldn't be brimming over with enthusiasm
Yes, the headline is deceiving, but in this day of fake news, that is bound to happen, Even the famed National Public Radio (NPR) was spreading fake news and later found out: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/12/10/npr-trump-jr-n2536813
The article's title is not accurate, it is misleading. Australia is thinking of moving its embassy sometime in the indefinite future to Jerusalem, and it is going to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - sort ofđ