foreground muslim worshippers kneeling and in the background Israeli police officers next to metal detectors
Muslim worshippers, who refuse to enter due to new security measures including metal detectors and cameras, pray as Israeli border policemen stand outside the Lion's Gate, a main entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 16, 2017, after security forces reopened the ultra-sensitive site. Israel took the highly unusual decision to close the Al-Aqsa mosque compound for Friday prayers, leading to anger from Muslims and Jordan, the holy site's custodian. It remained closed on July 15, while parts of Jerusalem's Old City were also under lockdown. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANA

Australian embassy move to Jerusalem ‘right decision for peace process’

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) said the Morrison government’s willingness to consider moving the Australian embassy to Jerusalem is a step towards resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said earlier this week he is considering following the US decision to move the Australian embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.