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Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Topics Covered:

  1. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora.

 

Australia Recognizes West Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

 

What to study?

  • For Prelims: Where is Jerusalem located?
  • For Mains: What is the Controversy all about, India’s stand and the need for viable solution.

 

Context: Australia has recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. With this, Australia has become one of the few countries that officially recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Background:

Both Israel and the Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their Capital and this despite is not resolved yet.

United States President Donald Trump’s administration had also announced recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017.

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution in opposition to declare the US President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void”. India also supported the resolution, which was approved with a majority of 127-9 at the UN General Assembly calling for the US to withdraw its decision.

Sources: the hindu.