The Coalition’s Israel embassy move trashes Australia’s reputation as a serious country | Bob Carr

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Shifting the embassy is wrong and Josh Frydenberg’s intervention helps Labor sound like a government

We don’t settle on an Israel policy to please our Asian neighbours. No one should even hint we should. Shifting the embassy is wrong in principle.

It takes off the negotiating table the status of Jerusalem, which we always said needed to be settled by the two parties. It undercuts the promise of the Oslo accords and any number of UN resolutions. It positions Australia with Guatemala as the only nation to follow Donald Trump.

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