Aust embassy to stay in Tel Aviv, for now

December 06, 2017

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the Australian embassy in Israel is staying in Tel Aviv.

The Australian Greens have condemned US President's Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has previously left the door open to relocating Australia's embassy from Tel Aviv, should its major allies do likewise.

"The whole world is condemning Trump's decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, and Julie Bishop says it's a matter for the US. What an utterly disgraceful lack of leadership," Greens leader Richard Di Natale tweeted on Wednesday.

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