Australia drops recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital | Policy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has rescinded a previous government’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the foreign minister said Tuesday, sparking consternation in Israel.

The centre-left Labor Party government has agreed that the Australian embassy will remain in Tel Aviv, as it always has been. The Cabinet also reaffirmed that the status of Jerusalem must be resolved in peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Foreign Minister Penny Wong said.

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