Q&A panel clash over moving Australia's Israel embassy to Jerusalem

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Special minister of state Alex Hawke says there are ‘very good arguments’ for shift, but Labor’s Mark Dreyfus calls it a ‘monumental blunder’

The special minister of state, Alex Hawke, has come out in favour of moving Australia’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying he believes the decision would be in the national interest.

Speaking on the ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night, Hawke became the latest member of the government to publicly back the controversial proposal to follow the Trump administration in shifting Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv.

.@AlexHawkeMP says the Australian goverment should not let other countries influence our foreign policy. @KarenMMiddleton repsonds. #QandA pic.twitter.com/ABiFcEALnN

Related: Q&A: Gillian Triggs says Scott Morrison ‘foolish’ and ‘unhelpful’ over Bourke Street

Is it really in Australia’s best interests to move our embassy to Jerusalem? #QandA pic.twitter.com/srEXO4nCc4

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