Canada, Australia Refuse to Relocate Embassies to Israel’s Capital

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The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org –  The leaders of two of Israel’s closest allies, Canada and Australia, shot down the possibility that they would follow the US and move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “We will not be moving Canada’s embassy from Tel Aviv,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a visit to China, AFP reported.

Following President Donald Trump’s announcement on Wednesday that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiate plans to eventually relocate the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland reaffirmed Canada’s position that “the status of Jerusalem can be resolved only as part of a general settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute.”

“We are strongly committed to the goal of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, including the creation of a Palestinian state living side-by-side in peace and security with Israel,” she said.

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