Following Malawi, Serbia and Kosovo this week, the Chad cabinet chairman announced on Tuesday in Israel, that it plans to open a diplomatic mission in Jerusalem within a year.
By DEBORAH DANAN
Serbia and Kosovo, followed by Malawi, over the weekend announced their intentions to open a Jerusalem embassy.
According to Israel’s Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen, Chad’s cabinet chairman and the president’s son, Abdelkarim Déby, said his country would establish a diplomatic mission — and possibly an embassy — in the Israeli capital within the year.
“At the request of Minister Cohen, General Déby responded positively to advancing the establishment of an official representative office of Chad in Jerusalem,” a statement from the Intelligence Ministry said. Continue Reading »
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 »
Addressing the AIPAC Policy Conference, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced plans to opening a diplomatic mission and an economic office in Jerusalem, as a sign of recognizing the Jewish capital.
By Nitsan Keidar
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic spoke on Sunday at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC and announced that his country plans on opening a diplomatic mission and an economic office in Jerusalem.
“We’re trying to find the best possible way to do something officially in Jerusalem. We’re going to open very soon not only an office of our chamber of commerce but, together with our chamber of commerce, an official state office in Jerusalem with a Serbian official flag alongside our embassy in Tel Aviv,” he said. Continue Reading »
The South Pacific nation of Nauru becomes the latest country recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal capital, just a few days after Honduras, following the lead of US President Trump, who ‘broke the ice’ standing against the Arab world.
By Itamar Eichner
The tiny Pacific island of Nauru has become the latest country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, following in the footsteps of a number of countries, with the U.S. at their head.
The declaration came after diplomatic negotiations by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz and the Nauruan embassy in Israel, with the help of the honorary consul of Nauru in Israel, David Ben Basat. Continue Reading »
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is scheduled to arrive in Israel to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, and formally recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez will travel to Israel on Friday to inaugurate a “diplomatic office” in Jerusalem, recognizing the holy city as Israel’s capital.
The diplomatic office in the city will be an extension of Honduras’ Tel Aviv-based embassy.
Netanyahu meets with President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO
“For me it’s the recognition that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” Hernandez said on Tuesday.
The foreign ministry said in a statement Israel had proposed that Honduras move its embassy to Jerusalem, which is being “analyzed and evaluated in the international and national context.” Continue Reading »
Israel’s new Foreign Minister, Yisrael Katz, scheduled to present a “national, diplomatic and strategic objective of the highest order” to the cabinet for the transfer of all foreign embassies currently in Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital.
– To promote the plan, Israel would give countries an aid package of about $14.2 million to ease moving expenses.
By Ariel Kahana
For the first time ever, the Israeli government is preparing an official initiative to relocate and open foreign embassies in Jerusalem. Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz will soon present his proposal to the cabinet to designate the transfer of embassies to Jerusalem as a “national, diplomatic and strategic objective of the highest order.” Continue Reading »
86 Ukrainian lawmakers submit a bill calling on President Zelenskiy, the country’s newly elected Jewish head of state to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and follow in President Trump’s decision by relocating their ambassador and embassy to Jerusalem.
Ukraine might soon follow in the footsteps of the United States and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, after dozens of Ukrainian lawmakers co-authored a draft calling on the country’s new president to recognize the holy city as Israel’s capital.
Some 86 – out of 450 – members of the Ukrainian parliament (The Verkhovna Rada) already submitted the bill for a vote, according to reports in the country’s media on Friday. Continue Reading »
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has repeatedly said he plans to move Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem, is scheduled to visit Israel for 4 days one week before Israel’s elections and is likely to use the opportunity to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
By Ariel Kahana
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will arrive in Israel on March 31 for a four-day visit, Israel Hayom has learned, just one week ahead of Israel’s general elections on April 9.
In closed talks with Bolsonaro during a historic visit to the South American country in late December, the Brazilian leader reiterated to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu his intentions of relocating the Brazilian Embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
On Saturday Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, announced that Australia now recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but will not relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv.
By Reuters, AP
Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.
“Australia now recognises West Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said.
The Knesset, located in Jerusalem, capital of Israel – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
“We look forward to moving our embassy to West Jerusalem when practical,” he told reporters in Sydney. Continue Reading »
Just one day after after The Australian published a report citing government sources that Scott Morrison’s Cabinet would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, Australia’s Prime Minister told reporters that “when I’m in a position to make that announcement, I will.”
By SAM SOKOL/JTA
Australia’s prime minister appeared to quash reports that he would announce his government’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.
Asked what decision the Cabinet had been reached regarding the the matter during a news conference in Adelaide, Scott Morrison replied that it was premature to discuss the issue, telling reporters that “when I’m in a position to make that announcement, I will.” Continue Reading »
Arab League tells President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that relocating the embassy to Jerusalem would be considered a ‘violation of international law’ and could harm relations with the Arab world.
• Brazil’s halal meat exporters’ lobby opposed embassy move.
By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
The Arab League has told Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that moving Brazil’s Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be a setback for relations with Arab countries.
Such a move by Bolsonaro, who takes office on Jan. 1, would be a sharp shift in Brazilian foreign policy.
Brazil’s new President-elect Jair Bolsonaro – Photo: agenciabr
Ambassadors from Arab nations are expected to meet in the capital Brasília on Tuesday to discuss Bolsonaro’s plan to follow U.S. Continue Reading »
The TV station cited the daily, The Australian, that if the government’s decision is ratified by the cabinet on Tuesday after approval was made by the national security committee on Monday, an official announcement will be given on Wednesday.
By THE JERUSALEM POST Staff
Australia is reportedly set to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Australian public television station SBS reported on Tuesday.
The station cited local paper The Australian, saying that the decision is to be ratified by the cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday after its approval by the country’s national security committee on Monday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison – Wikimedia
The move would be officially announced on Wednesday, according to the report. Continue Reading »
In a letter signed by Arab Ambassadors from 13 states, consequences were listed should Australia actually move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as Australia’s new premier said he was considering.
By David Rosenberg
Diplomats from across the Arab world warned Australia on Tuesday that Canberra risked both its relations with Arab states as well as the viability of the peace process in the Middle East if it recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Ambassadors from 13 Arab states gathered in the Australian capital city of Canberra on Tuesday to discuss the new Australian premier’s decision to consider relocating his country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »