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Australia Withdraws Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Published on October 25, 2022
Current Context: The Anthony Albanese-led Australian government withdrew the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Australia Withdraws Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel
  • Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said that the issue between Israel and Palestine must be resolved through peace talks.
  • The Cabinet, under PM Anthony Albanese re-recognized Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel.
  • In 2018, former PM of Australia, Scott Morrison, recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • This decision from the Scott Morrison govt. came after the former President of the USA, Donald Trump decided to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
  • In a Six-Day War in 1967, Israel occupied Eastern Jerusalem and declared the entire city as its capital.

Question:

Q.1 Which country recently withdrew the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
a. USA
b. Kosovo
c. Honduras
d. Australia
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