Kosovo, Israeli Occupation normalize relations


Published: 2021-02-01 16:11

Last Updated: 2024-04-17 18:49

Kosovo. Photo: Emerging Europe
Kosovo. Photo: Emerging Europe

Monday, Kosovo announced that it would normalize its relations with the Israeli Occupation and build an embassy in Occupied Jerusalem. 

Kosovo is the fifth country to normalize relations with the Occupation in recent months, after the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. 

Kosovo is a Muslim-majority partially-recognized state in southeastern Europe that had not previously recognized the Israeli Occupation.

Similarly, the Israeli Occupation had never recognized it either, reportedly because of the precedent of recognizing disputed statehood. 

Palestine, the statehood of which is also disputed internationally, is occupied by the Israeli Occupation. Palestinians have largely been against normalization deals with the Israeli Occupation as they say it impedes future two-state negotiations. 

Wheras the Arab-Israeli Occupation agreements were brokered under Donald Trump, it is not yet known what role Washington, or the new Biden administration, played in the agreement, if any. 

Also read: We will continue to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israeli Occupation: Biden administration