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Australian Leader Considers Moving Embassy to Jerusalem From Tel Aviv

Oct 16, 2018 - The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday raised the possibility of moving the Australian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, an idea that drew criticism as a baldly political gambit meant only to win a crucial local election.

Moving the embassy to Jerusalem would represent a break in Australia’s longstanding position on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and could have global consequences by encouraging others to follow suit.

Mr. Morrison made th...