Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but holds back on embassy move

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Prime minister Scott Morrison says embassy won’t be shifted from Tel Aviv until a peace settlement is reached

Australia has become one of the few countries to formally recognise West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but says it 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.

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