Government opens the door to moving embassy in Israel

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Government will consider moving Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The timing of the announcement is being questioned by Labor, just days out from the Wentworth by-election.

Middle-Eastern embassies have reacted with shock to Scott Morrison’s announcement, while Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked Mr Morrison for considering all options.

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