Foreign Minister Julie Bishop takes heat out of East Jerusalem row

June 19, 2014 8:02 AM

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop takes heat out of East Jerusalem row

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop appears to have cooled the temperature on the East Jerusalem row with Arab countries by reaffirming Australia's backing for the UN resolution that calls the territory "occupied".

After meeting with Ms Bishop on Thursday, Arab and Muslim nation envoys cautiously welcomed what they regarded as the government's softened stance on the issue.

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