INDONESIA-AUSTRALIA’S RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM MATTERS, SO DOES INDONESIA’S DISAPPROBATION
Indonesia-Australia flags, May 2009. Wikimedia Commons
By Tanita D. Rahmani
The Jakarta Post-Nov 28
The initial anticipation to sign the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between Indonesia and Australia recently dwindled as Scott Morrison, Australia’s Prime Minister, announced on Nov. 12 that “there’s no rush” to sign the deal. The shift came after multiple strong condemnations from Indonesia on Morrison’s flag to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Given Indonesia’s forbearing disposition in its international affairs, its censure meant only serious.
First appeared in the Jakarta Post