Palestinian representatives are lobbying Arab and Muslim nations to cut off relations with Australia and withdraw their ambassadors from Canberra if Scott Morrison moves to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
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The Australian reports, the Prime Minister is set to make an announcement on his review of Australia’s policy on Jerusalem tomorrow, after his cabinet and national security committee met this week.
Mr Morrison is expected to make a speech at the Sydney Institute on international relations that day.
The comments from the Palestinian Delegation head Izzat Salah Abdulhadi back in Palestine Liberation Organisation’s Secretary General Saeb Erekat’s threats earlier this week.
“I call upon all Arab and Muslim countries to sever all relations with with Australia, if it recognises Jerusalem as Isreal’s capital. It should be noted that Arab and Muslim countries’ summits have adopted this resolution, to sever relations with any country that may do so,” Mr Erekat said.
Mr Abdulhadi said at a 1980 conference, Arab nations resolved to cut relations with any country that moved its embassy to or recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
“This is what we are going to do we will do our best to convince Arab countries to respond and implement this decision which was taken by all of us in 1980.”
Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi has told Paul Murray Live on Sky News the embassy move makes sense.