Israel signals displeasure at Australia's 'mistaken' West Jerusalem move

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's 'mistaken' West Jerusalem move

Channel NewsAsia - World·2018-12-16 19:35

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Dec 16, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Abir Sultan)

JERUSALEM: Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday (Dec 16) with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city.

The premier, for his part, stayed silent on Canberra's move at a weekly Israeli cabinet meeting that is usually his opportunity to hold forth in public on major diplomatic developments.

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