Collection of statements on Palestine and Israel from the Hansard record of the Australian Federal Parliament.
7 December, 2017, Senate, Question Time. Senator Di Natale (Greens, Vic) asked a question of the Minister Representing the Foreign Minister
Minister, today we woke to confirmation that Donald Trump has announced that the US will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This is a body blow for the peace process and for the Palestinian people. It’s deeply unfair and dangerous. It’s been universally condemned by everyone except for the far right in the United States, a few loose cannons to my left and, of course, Israel. Minister, does the Turnbull government agree that this move by Mr Trump is damaging to the prospects for peace between Israel and Palestine?
Included in George Brandis (Liberal, QLD) reply is:
The Australian government will continue our diplomatic representation to Israel from our embassy in Tel Aviv and our representation to the Palestinian Authority from our office in Ramallah. We have no plans to move our embassy to Jerusalem…We have not told the United States that we support the decision. Continue reading