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