Israel and Kosovo on Monday established diplomatic relations, with Kosovo, a territory with a predominantly Muslim population, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, contrary to the position of the rest of the Islamic world.
Writes about this The Times of Israel.
In a ceremony hosted by Jerusalem and Pristina via Zoom, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi and his Kosovar counterpart Melisa Haradinaj-Stublla signed a joint declaration of relations.
Ashkenazi claims to have approved “Kosovo’s official request to open an embassy in Jerusalem.”
The decision on mutual recognition of Kosovo and Israel was reached last September at a summit of the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia at the White House in the presence of then-President Donald Trump.
At the meeting, Belgrade also agreed to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, which it has not done so far.
Turkey urged Kosovo not to open an embassy in Jerusalem, saying it would be in violation of UN resolutions.