The American professor and expert on Western Balkan issues, Alon Ben-Meir, called the statement of the Israeli ambassador in Belgrade, Yahel Vilan, scandalous.
Israel’s ambassador to Belgrade, Yahel Vilan, said that Israel recognized Kosovo only because of pressure from the United States, while Ben Meir described this statement as scandalous.
According to him, Israel should clarify the ambassador’s statement, as according to him this will affect the relations between Israel and Kosovo.
“Israeli Ambassador to Belgrade, Yahel Vilan, after saying that Israel has recognized Kosovo only because of pressure from the US. This statement is scandalous; “Israel must clarify what this ambassador stated, as this will significantly affect Israel-Kosovo relations,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
The American professor says that these statements only worsen the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
“The Israeli ambassador cannot refer to Kosovo as the former province of Serbia in these kinds of discussions; Kosovo is an independent state recognized by almost 100 countries, including Israel. “These statements will not help improve relations between Serbia and Kosovo, but only worsen the situation,” he wrote.