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Kosovo, Serbia to formalize ties with Israel, open JLM embassy

Kosovo, Serbia to formalize ties with Israel, open JLM embassy

To date, only the US and Guatemala have embassies in Jerusalem. Most countries have chosen to place their embassies in the Tel Aviv area.Kosovo intends to establish diplomatic ties with Israel and both that Balkan-Muslim majority nation as well as Serbia plan to open embassies in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed both historic announcements, which were made by US President Donald Trump from the White House’s Oval Office on Friday, during a meeting to establish normalized economic ties between Serbia and Kosovo.

Trump, Netanyahu and Israeli officials placed the announcements with regard to Israel within the larger US-brokered efforts both for Israeli-Arab peace and to pave the way for international recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

To date, only the US and Guatemala have embassies in Jerusalem. Most countries have chosen to place their embassies in the Tel Aviv area.

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