The Australian authorities have announced that they no longer recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The previous government of Australia recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 2018, but the country's new foreign minister, Penny Wong, said that the decision on such a status of the city can only be made by the Palestinians and Israelis themselves as a result of peace negotiations, and not by third parties.
“We will not support an approach that jeopardizes the two-state solution. The Australian Embassy was and remains in Tel Aviv,” the minister said, quoted by bbabo.net with reference to ArabNews.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid sharply criticized Australia's decision, calling it "hasty"