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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:35 PM

Serbia won't move embassy if Israel recognizes Kosovo



Israeli recognition of Kosovo as an independent country will strain relations with Serbia, despite it being in the framework of agreements the Balkan countries signed in the White House, a source close to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.

“Serbia will not move its embassy to Jerusalem if Israel recognizes Kosovo as an independent country,” according to the source, who has close knowledge of the agreements signed in Washington. “Moreover, this move by Israel would harm the otherwise intimate relationship between Israel and Serbia and it will never be the same. It’s that simple.”

The source added that “many have argued that Israel recognizing Kosovo would be akin to countries unilaterally recognizing ‘Palestine.’”

The Foreign Ministry’s response called Kosovo a country.

“We see the decision of Serbia and Kosovo to open embassies in Jerusalem as a symbolic step to promote peace between those countries,” ministry spokesman Lior Haiat stated. “Jerusalem, the eternal capital of Israel, will be a bridge to peace for the entire world. I call on other countries to follow their path and move their embassies to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.”


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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:42 PM

1. Vucic clearly surprised at the announcement about moving the embassy

while sitting at one of the little kids tables in the Oval Office.

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