Australian government to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
Prime minister Scott Morrison plans for embassy to leave Tel Aviv when city’s status is finalised
Australia will become one of the few countries to formally recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but will not move its embassy from Tel Aviv until a peace settlement is reached.
The prime minister, Scott Morrison, said the government will also recognise a future state of Palestine with its capital in East Jerusalem after a settlement has been reached on a two-state solution. The foreign policy shift was set to be announced during Morrison’s speech to the Sydney Institute on Saturday.