Following the establishment of diplomatic ties with Israel via then-U.S. President Donald Trump, Kosovo becomes the first Muslim-majority country, and the first European country, to establish its official Embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.
By Associated Press
Kosovo’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday it has formally opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem.
A statement said the move was made after the establishment of diplomatic ties with Israel on Feb. 1 and a Kosovo-Serbia summit held at the White House in September.
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Palestinians still fuming following President Trump’s brokered Israeli-UAE peace announcement. Now, cementing the irrelevance of their anti-Israel/anti-America influence, President Trump has Kosovo joining Serbia in their recognition of Israel as well.
– Israeli PM Netanyahu, “Their recognition of Israel is expanding and more countries are expected to join it.”
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Friday that Kosovo will become the world’s first Muslim-majority nation to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem.
The announcement came shortly after US President Donald Trump unveiled a historic accord on economic ties between Kosovo and Serbia, which also included Kosovo recognizing Israel and Serbia relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Promising to build its embassy in Jerusalem should Israel recognize Kosovo, President Hashim Thaci also noted that Kosovo would never vote against US interests in the UN.
By CASSANDRA GOMES-HOCHBERG
Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci said that if Israel recognized Kosovo, Kosovo would open an embassy in Jerusalem, Kosova Press media outlet reported.
Located in the Balkan Peninsula, the Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared itself independent from Serbia in 2008. With a majority ethnic Albanian Muslim population, it remains the subject of territorial dispute between the two countries. In 2013, the two governments established the Brussels Agreement, mediated by the European Union, for normalizing their relations. Continue Reading »
In an exceptional visit to Jerusalem, the Assistant to Kosovo’s Foreign Minister tried to gain official recognition for her tiny, fledgling country.
By Hanno Hauenstein
Earlier this month, Ines Demiri became the first Kosovar official to come on a mission to Israel. Demiri did not manage to ease Israel’s firm objection to officially recognize her tiny, fledgling state. Nevertheless, she prefers to look at the glass half full: “I was invited by the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs,” she tells i24news in an exclusive interview. “That shows good relations exist between Israel and Kosovo. We tried our best to convince them of an affirmative decision.” Continue Reading »