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Both Serbia and Kosovo will open Israel embassies in Jerusalem.

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On Friday, Kosovo has agreed to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, and along with Serbia, will open their Israel embassy in Jerusalem. This has been initially reported by the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Shortly afterwards, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced that both Serbia and Kosovo will open their embassies in Jerusalem.

‘Kosovo will be the first country with a Muslim majority to open an embassy in Jerusalem. As I’ve said in recent days- the circle of peace and recognition of Israel is expanding and more countries are expected to join.’ Netanyahu said.

Before the announcement, only two countries had their Israel embassy in Jerusalem: United States and Guatemala. United States announced the opening of Israeli’s embassy in Jerusalem back in December 2017.

Palestinians opposed against the opening of Israel embassies in Jerusalem as they want Eastern- Jerusalem as their Capital. Eastern Jerusalem was annexed by Israel after the 1967 war, and has been under Israeli hands ever since.

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