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 After the anxiety debate about the decision of moving the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to the west jerusalem which elders advisors refused as it came by the prime ministers  Scott Morrison,who is influenced with Donald Trump The American president who took the same decision last year...At saturday the australian govt.took its decision by considering the west of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Trump administration has welcomed the Morrison government's decision to officially recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, describing the decision  as "a step in the right direction" and a "recognition of reality".

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's decision to follow the US and recognise Jerusalem has been applauded by the Netanyahu government, although Israeli officials have said they are disappointed the Australian embassy will remain in Tel Aviv for now.But Palestinian and Malaysian authorities strongly criticised the move, saying it would undermine hopes of a two-state solution.

 

"Australia’s announcement on Jerusalem is a step in the right direction," a US State Department spokeswoman told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Almost exactly one year ago, President Trump was the first head of state to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and announce his intent to move his nation’s embassy to Jerusalem.

"As the President stated, for the United States, recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a recognition of reality."

The spokeswoman said Australia's decision acknowledged the fact Jerusalem had been the seat of the modern Israeli government for 70 years and was the home of its parliament and Supreme Court.

 

"We encourage other governments to follow President Trump’s lead in acknowledging this reality, recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving their embassies to Jerusalem," the spokeswoman said.

By contrast, the Malaysian foreign ministry attacked the government's "premature" decision to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, describing it as a "humiliation" of the Palestinians and their hopes for statehood.

Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said: "The policies of this Australian administration have done nothing to advance the two-state solution."

The international community has long believed that the recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital and of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine would be part of a final two-state solution.

In a speech to the Sydney Institute on Saturday, Morrison said that peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine had reached a "rancid stalemate" and a new approach was needed.

"Slavish adherence to the conventional wisdom over decades appears only to be further entrenching this stalemate, providing a leave pass for continued inaction," he said.

Source| The Sydney Morning Herald

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