Australia Snubs Israel: Reverses Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital

Australia’s left-wing Labor government has reversed the previous conservative administration’s recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Tuesday’s move drew an angry response from the Jewish state and applause from Palestinian activists and the Hamas terrorist organization.

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (R) and Foreign Minister Penny Wong (L) speak during a press conference at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Suva on July 13, 2022. (Photo by William WEST / AFP) (Photo by WILLIAM WEST/AFP via Getty Images)