The Australian foreign minister, Penny Wong, announced on Monday that the Labor Party government of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese would reverse the country’s recognition in 2018 of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Not only did the Australian government decide to revoke it recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, it resumed funding of UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency), the perpetual welfare organization that primarily funds Hamas-run schools for so-called ‘Palestinian refugees’ in Gaza. UNRWA’s education program teaches children to be suicide bombers “in the name of Allah” and wage a war of jihad against Israel.
UNRWA was documented storing Hamas rockets and weapons “designed to kill Israeli citizens” in its schools, a fact which the UNRWA chief admitted himself. During the 2014 war in Gaza, the UN found rockets and missile launchers hidden inside UNRWA schools. In the years since then, the UN has uncovered several more terror tunnels dug under UNRWA schools.
Israelis are understandably upset about this decision. Perhaps they should declare that Canberra is no longer the capital of Australia?