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Malawi to follow Kosovo and Serbia in recognising Jerusalem as capital

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Published: 8 September 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Malawi leader hints at first mission by an African nation in Israel’s capital; Palestinians threaten to sever ties with nations that open a Jerusalem embassy

Malawi’s new president vows to open diplomatic office in Jerusalem (Times of Israel)
Following Serbia and Kosovo, Lazarus Chakwera announces reforms that could include first mission by an African nation in Israel’s capital

Palestinians: We'll sever ties with nations that open a Jerusalem embassy (Jerusalem Post)
Trump has pushed for other countries to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, and was the person who announced the Serbian and Kosovo decision

Kosovo’s Jerusalem embassy offer was available for years, but Israel was wary (Times of Israel)
Pristina’s move to recognise the Jewish state is being hailed as a breakthrough, but it had long been courting Jerusalem, which balked at endorsing a unilateral statehood move

Trump secures long overdue Israeli recognition of Kosovo - but what's that have to do with 'Middle East peace'? (Haaretz)
No agreement with another country can make Israel's real challenge – its conflict with the Palestinians – vanish away to the Balkans


Bahrain to allow Israeli flights to UAE over its airspace (Al-Monitor)
There was speculation that Bahrain would follow the UAE in recognizing Israel, but the country has not signalled a willingness to do so yet

Photo: President Donald Trump hosts a signing ceremony with Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti at the White House, September 4 Leah Millis/Reuters)

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