Palestinian News Item
PA daily cartoon against Australian recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital depicts an Israeli soldier in a kangaroo’s pouch
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Dec. 20, 2018
The cartoon shows a kangaroo with an Israeli soldier – depicted by a Star of David on his helmet – in its pouch.
Arabic text on cartoon:
English text on cartoon:
“Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital”
Australia recognized “West Jerusalem” as Israel’s capital on Dec. 15, 2018. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the move in a speech, saying: “The Australian government has decided that Australia now recognizes [that] West Jerusalem, as the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel.” Morrison also said Australia will recognize “East Jerusalem” as the capital of a future state of “Palestine” following a peace deal.