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PRESS RELEASE : AUSTRALIA’S RECOGNITION OF WEST JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

AUSTRALIA’S RECOGNITION OF WEST JERUSALEM

AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

 

Malaysia strongly opposes the decision by the Government of Australia to recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

 

Malaysia firmly believes that this announcement, made before the settlement of a two-State solution, is premature and a humiliation to the Palestinians and their struggle for the right to self-determination.

 

Malaysia reiterates its long standing position that a two-State solution, in which the Palestinians and the Israelis live side by side in peace, based on the pre-1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, is the only viable solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

 

Malaysia will continue to work closely with all partners to find a just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the conflict.

 

 

 

PUTRAJAYA

 

16 December 2018