Australian PM concedes west Jerusalem walkback could have been handled better

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Assessment: Anthony Albanese nevertheless defends the move, saying it returned Australia to the international mainstream …

“Some things can always be done better,” Anthony Albanese said after the proclamation drew criticism and led to a fallout with Jerusalem.

Nevertheless, he defended the move, saying it returned Australia to the international mainstream, and said that the Labor Party, which he leads, opposed the 2018 decision by then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison to grant recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in the first place. Albanese accused the previous government of hypocrisy, noting that even after the recognition, Morrison’s administration failed to move the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” Matthew 24:9

Australian PM concedes west Jerusalem walkback could have been handled better

The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned the Australian ambassador after the announcement, expressing “deep disappointment in the face of the Australian government’s decision resulting from short-sighted political considerations.”

Prime Minister Yair Lapid criticized Canberra, saying that “We can only hope that the Australian government is more serious in other matters” and reiterated that “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel, and nothing will ever change that.”

As might be expected, the Palestinian Authority hailed Australia’s decision.

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