Australia has no intention of moving its embassy in Israel despite Donald Trump officially recognising Jerusalem as the country’s capital, and relocating the US embassy to that city.
The US president’s administration has overturned decades of American policy and will begin the process of moving its embassy from Tel Aviv, but Ms Julie Bishop insists Australia does not support the plan.
“We will not be taking steps to move our embassy in Israel, it will continue to offer diplomatic assistance in Tel Aviv,” she told reporters on Thursday.
Australia is committed to a two-state solution in the hotly disputed area.
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