‘Embarrassing’ blunder from foreign affairs ‘soured’ Australia-Israel relations

Sky News presenter Peter Gleeson says an “embarrassing” foreign affairs blunder by the Albanian government is “tarnishing” relations between Australia and Israel.

Mr Gleeson said it was about Labor’s decision to overturn this country’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – a position the Morrison government had taken in 2018.

He said the way Labor announced the decision made it “highly controversial”.

“Secretary of State Penny Wong — rather than accepting responsibility for the hassle — suggested that everyone else was to blame but her,” Gleeson said.

“Others were not convinced.”

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