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Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia's prime minister said Tuesday that he was open to shifting the Australian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in line with President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the contested holy city as Israel's capital.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the idea was suggested to him by a former ambassador to Israel, Dave Sharma, who is a candidate for Morrison's conservative Liberal Party in a crucial by-election Saturday in a Sydney electorate with a large Jewish population.

Morrison said Australia remained committed to finding a two-state solution to Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.

"When sensible suggestions are put forward that are consistent...

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