>> Australia has already angered Palestinians with its decision to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But on Sunday, Israel also indicated its displeasure.>>
> We issued a statement to the foreign ministry. I have nothing to add to it.>> That's a contrast to how Netanyahu welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital a year ago, something Netanyahu described as a historic landmark.>>
There is no division between the east of the city and the west of the city. Jerusalem is one whole, united. Israel's control over it is eternal. Our sovereignty will not be partitioned nor undermined, and we hope Australia will soon find a way to fix the mistake it made.
Israel's foreign ministry issued a tepid response, describing the decision as a, quote, " step in the right direction.">>