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Serbia, Kosovo to open embassies in Jerusalem

Serbia plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem next year, and Kosovo also has agreed to open an embassy in the holy city.
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: U.S. President Donald Trump (C) participates in a signing ceremony and meeting with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic (L) and the Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti (R) in the Oval Office of the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. The Trump administration is hosting the leaders to discuss furthering their economic relations. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)

Serbia and Kosovo will open embassies in Jerusalem as part of talks brokered by the Donald Trump administration, with the predominantly Muslim Kosovo also agreeing to normalize ties with the Jewish state. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the news today and said his country will establish diplomatic relations with Kosovo — whose 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia still has not been recognized by Serbia, which sees Kosovo as its province.

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