Kosovo normalizes ties with Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump is seemingly unimpressed by regional opposition from Iran, Turkey, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and other Palestinian factions to prevent peace between Israel and Arab and Muslim states.

“We have also made additional progress on reaching peace in the Middle East,” said the American leader during a signing ceremony of an agreement to normalize economic ties between Kosovo and Serbia, with an announcement that the predominantly Muslim nation of Kosovo and Israel “have agreed to normalization of ties and the establishment of diplomatic relations.”

President Trump also revealed that, “Serbia is committed to opening a commercial office in Jerusalem this month and to move its embassy to Jerusalem in July,” which he called “fantastic” and “a big thing.”

The development occurred after Israel officially recognized Kosovo as a state over the weekend.

The latest diplomatic breakthrough follows the historic agreements by the United Arab Emirates to normalize ties with Israel, and Saudi Arabia to open its airspace to Israeli airlines en route to the UAE.