In a recent article, Ben Caspit, a senior journalist for Al-Monitor, cited a “very high-placed political source in Jerusalem,” who stated on the condition of anonymity that Trump’s much-awaited Middle East peace plan required dividing Jerusalem into three sections. One section will be a Palestinian capital in significant sections of East Jerusalem.”
The coalition – which includes organizations such as the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), Zionist Federation of Australia, Rabbinic Council of Australia and New Zealand and Bridges for Peace – authored a letter in which they outlined their reasoning for urging Morrison to take the step of relocating the embassy as soon as is practicable. “Jerusalem is Israel’s seat of government, and the location of the nation’s parliament, ministerial offices, supreme court, and the official residences of the president and prime minister,” the letter stated. “When government officials visit Israel, they meet in Jerusalem, when foreign ambassadors present their credentials in Israel, they do so in Jerusalem,” it added.