For now, at least, Israel is putting justice and its own survival ahead of the practical considerations it will have to deal with when the U.S. threatens to reduce aid should Israel continue to not back our homicidal and suicidal machinations in Southeast Europe.

Dacic: Israel firm in refusing to recognize Kosovo

JERUSALEM, Oct 27 (Tanjug) - Israel remains firm in its stand of refusing to support the unilateral declaration of independence of Kosovo and Metohija, it was confirmed Tuesday at a meeting between Israeli and Serbian Interior Ministers Eliyahu Yishai and Ivica Dacic.

Pointing to the high level of mutual political understanding, Dacic said he thanked Israel for its principled stand on Kosovo and Metohija.

Israeli officials have confirmed that Israel will remain firm in its stand, he told Tanjug.

During Dacic’s visit to Israel, an agreement was signed between the two governments on cooperation in the fight against crime, illegal trade and abuse of narcotics and psychoactive substances, terrorism and other serious criminal acts.

The Serbian delegation also conferred with Israeli Police Commissioner Dudi Cohen and Minister of Public Security Yitzhak Aharonovitch.

The delegation also visited the Israeli police which is carrying out difficult tasks, Dacic said.

Israeli and Serbian police forces have stood the test of time over the years and have great experience in fighting terrorism, he said.

Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem also expressed support at the meeting with Dacic to Serbia’s just endeavors to preserve its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The meeting with Patriarch Theophilos was the last on the program of the Serbian delegation’s two-day visit to Israel.

Veljović and Dačić at Jerusalem’s Western Wall (Beta)