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Israel signals displeasure at Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem (1 Viewer)

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From the CBC

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem


Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city.

The premier, for his part, stayed silent on Canberra's move at a weekly Israeli cabinet meeting that is usually his opportunity to hold forth in public on major diplomatic developments.

Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in a 1967 war and annexed it as its capital in a move not recognized internationally. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as capital of the state they hope to found in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

COMMENT:-

In most of the American media what Australia did was described as "recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital" - is there a difference?

Indeed there is, by Australia recognizing WEST Jerusalem as Israel's capital Australia has implied that Israel's claim to EAST Jerusalem is not legitimate and could well be tacit recognition of Palestinian claims.

No wonder that the Israelis are ticked off.

Word from the White House on the Australian's deviation from the Netanyahu/Trump's line has not yet arrived.
 
From the CBC

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem


Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city.

The premier, for his part, stayed silent on Canberra's move at a weekly Israeli cabinet meeting that is usually his opportunity to hold forth in public on major diplomatic developments.

Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in a 1967 war and annexed it as its capital in a move not recognized internationally. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as capital of the state they hope to found in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

COMMENT:-

In most of the American media what Australia did was described as "recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital" - is there a difference?

Indeed there is, by Australia recognizing WEST Jerusalem as Israel's capital Australia has implied that Israel's claim to EAST Jerusalem is not legitimate and could well be tacit recognition of Palestinian claims.

No wonder that the Israelis are ticked off.

Word from the White House on the Australian's deviation from the Netanyahu/Trump's line has not yet arrived.

Why can’t the Palestinians be allowed to claim east Jerusalem as its capital?
 

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