Wednesday, 17 October 2018

BREAKING!! Tension: Arab states warn Australia not to recognize Jerusalem



Ambassadors of 13 states warn Australia against recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, say move would hurt relations with Arab world.


Diplomats from across the Arab world warned Australia on Tuesday that Canberra risked both its relations with Arab states as well as the viability of the peace process in the Middle East if it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Ambassadors from 13 Arab states gathered in the Australian capital city of Canberra on Tuesday to discuss the new Australian premier’s decision to consider relocating his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Egypt’s Ambassador to Australia, Mohamed Khairat, told Reuters that the Arab ambassadors were drawing up a letter to the Australian Foreign Minister, Marise Payne, to highlight the consequences they say would result from Australian recognition of Jerusalem.

“We have agreed that we will send a letter to the foreign minister expressing our worries and our concern about such a statement,” Khairat said.

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