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Media Release – Relocating the Australian Embassy to West Jerusalem

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) strongly supports the Government in reaffirming its commitment to review the possible relocation of its Embassy from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem and thus, formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

This commitment reflects the almost 70 years of close diplomatic relations shared between Australia and Israel.

Jeremy Leibler, President of the ZFA has sent a letter to the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, commending him for his moral clarity on this issue – “As a sovereign nation, Israel has the right to determine its own capital. Israel has determined Jerusalem to be that capital and a decision to relocate the Australian Embassy there will reflect what already exists in reality”.

Given the extent of the misinformation circulated in relation to the proposed move of Australia’s embassy to West Jerusalem, the Zionist Federation of Australia has today distributed the attached fact sheet to members of Parliament and other relevant Government agencies.