The Pacific island of Nauru has announced that it recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Nauru’s mission to the United Nations in New York said in a letter dated August 16 to the Israeli mission: “The Mission of Nauru has the honor to convey the decision of the Government of the Republic of Nauru to formally recognize the City of Jerusalem as the Capital City of the State of Israel.”

Following the announcement, Israeli Foreign Minister Katz tweeted, “I welcome Nauru’s important decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

“Another step that matures and bears fruit, after President Trump’s historic recognition of Jerusalem, other countries are taking this important step,” Katz wrote.

“We will continue to strengthen Jerusalem’s diplomatic position. We will continue to work to bring more countries to the recognition and opening of delegations in Jerusalem. ”

With a population of fewer than 12,000, Nauru is the third-smallest country in the world and is said to be the least-visited.

We call upon the UK Government to officially recognise Jerusalem is Israel's capital and move its embassy to Jerusalem.