EU and Arab League against the opening of the Kosovo Embassy in Jerusalem. EU and Arab League against the opening of the Kosovo Embassy in Jerusalem. The Arab League reacted after official Israel announced the opening of the Kosovo Embassy in Jerusalem, Kosova Post reports. “Any decision to open an embassy in Jerusalem is illegal because the city was under occupation and, therefore, I can not expect such a diplomatic mission,” said Ahmad Aboul Gheit of the Arab League.
The European Union reacted after the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kosovo and Israel, yesterday. EU Foreign Policy Spokesman Peter Stano has said that since their position is clear, embassies of EU countries should be located in Tel Aviv.
“The EU’s position on the establishment of embassies in Jerusalem is clear, in line with the 1980 Security Council resolution calling on all UN members to relocate their embassies in Tel Aviv. “All the embassies of the EU member states as well as the EU delegation in Israel are located in Tel Aviv,” he said.