Malaysia and Indonesia tried to strong-arm Australia into calling this off. So it is good of Morrison to stand up to this intimidation and not give in to it, as all establishment counterterror analysts would have recommended.
“After months of conjecture Scott Morrison makes announcement on embassy in Israel,” News.com.au, December 15, 2018:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has formally announced his intention to move Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem, ending months of speculation on the controversial issue.
In a speech this afternoon, Mr Morrison formally recognised West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced the government would set up a Trade and Defence Office in the city.