No prejudgement on final status of Jerusalem: Penny Wong

August 20, 2023 by AAP
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Penny Wong says Labor’s changed position on Israel and Palestinian lands is not a prejudgement on the final status of Jerusalem by Australia.

Penny Wong

The government has returned to the position of referring to “occupied Palestinian territories,” mirroring the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and the European Union.

Asked if Israel should withdraw from these territories, the foreign minister said: “We’ve returned to a more centrist position”.

“The fact that we have articulated this position … does not prejudge final status issues, including the final status of Jerusalem,” she told the ABC’s Insiders.

“We’re not, and neither is the rest of the international community.”

Asked for her position on East Jerusalem, Senator Wong said she believed it has been regarded under international law as occupied.

“We tried to take a principled and consistent, coherent position,” she said.

“That is how we have approached this issue, not through the prism of domestic politics.”

AAP

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One Response to “No prejudgement on final status of Jerusalem: Penny Wong”
  1. Ian Katz says:

    I tell you what Wong: mind your own business and start looking after what’s happening locally, such as occupied aboriginal land, such as human rights abuses in China and your native Malaysia, the murder of Australian journalists in East Timor by your Indonesian friends and such as the labor lie of reducing power prices, the 1200 people that drowned off shore, and the bullying death of Kimberley kitching. All a bit more urgent I would suggest.

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