Israel ‘very satisfied’ with Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Palestinian leaders and muslim countries have criticised Australia’s decision to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dr Mustafa Barghouti from the Palestinian National Initiative told RN Breakfast it’s a premature move designed to satisfy a domestic political agenda in Australia.

But there have also been mixed reactions in Israel.

Whilst the country’s foreign ministry officially welcomed the decision, Israel’s Minister for Regional Cooperation, Tzachi Hanegbi says the decision to divide the city of Jerusalem into east and west is a mistake.

Listen to the report on the ABC RN Breakfast program.