Moving Australia's embassy to Jerusalem a 'fatal mistake', Middle Eastern envoys warn

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Diplomatic anger and trade threats at Scott Morrison’s announcement that a shift was under consideration
• George Browning on the suggestion to move Australia’s embassy to Jerusalem

Representatives from 13 Middle Eastern and North African embassies in Australia have condemned Scott Morrison’s signal that the Australian embassy could be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, declaring it a “fatal mistake” that could lead to a breakdown in economic relations with Arab and Muslim nations.

With Indonesia also expressing concern at the development, Izzat Salah Abdulhadi, the head of the Palestinian delegation to Australia, said at the conclusion of an emergency meeting in Canberra on Tuesday that people “were really angry, really frustrated, and disappointed with this policy”.

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