The Republic of Nauru recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
The Republic of Nauru, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean, has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israel Foreign Ministry tweeted on Thursday.
“I commend @Republic_Nauru’s important decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We will continue to strengthen Jerusalem and to bring about the recognition and opening of diplomatic missions and embassies in our capital,” Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz tweeted.
Nauru has friendly relations with the State of Israel. President Waqa asked Prime Minister Netanyahu that Israel will assist his country in medical training, water, waste management, and innovation.
In 2017, Israel purchased a sewage treatment system for Nauru only two weeks before the country voted against a UN General Assembly resolution criticizing the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
While Nauru is only 21 square kilometers in size with a population of a mere 11,359 people, it still has a vote at the UN equal to that of the US, Russia, and China.