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    Australia May Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

    Follow the leader. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he’s “open to” following the U.S. by moving Australia’s diplomatic presence in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While maintaining his commitment to the two-state solution, the evangelical Christian — who said his faith has “nothing to do” with the potential decision — nevertheless added that the process “hasn’t been going that well.” Morrison’s predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull, had earlier ruled out the controversial move, which would go against international consensus but earn praise from Israel.

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