Published: 2022-10-18 09:52
Last Updated: 2022-12-02 12:07
Australia said Tuesday it would no longer recognize West Jerusalem as the Israeli Occupation's capital, reversing a contentious decision by the previous conservative government.
Foreign Minister Penny Wong said the city's status should be decided through peace talks between Palestine-Israeli Occupation, and not through unilateral decisions.
"We will not support an approach that undermines" a two-state solution, she said, adding: "Australia's embassy has always been, and remains, in Tel Aviv".
In 2018 a conservative government led by Scott Morrison followed former US president Donald Trump's lead in naming West Jerusalem as the Israeli Occupation capital.
The move caused a domestic backlash in Australia and caused friction with neighboring Indonesia -- the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation -- temporarily derailing a free trade deal.