The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed Tuesday, October 18, 2022 the Australian government’s decision to reverse the decision taken by the previous government recognizing West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The ministry considered this decision a positive correction to Australia’s position that falls in line with international law and United Nations resolutions.
It stressed that this Australian decision supports international and regional efforts aimed at reviving the peace process and negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides, in addition to Australia’s keenness to achieve security and stability by restoring the political horizon for resolving the conflict.
The Foreign Ministry called on all countries that made wrong decisions regarding Jerusalem to follow Australia’s example and reverse its previous decisions.
Foreign Minister Benny Wong confirmed the decision, stressing that “Jerusalem is a final status issue that should be resolved as part of any peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian people.”