Following Trump’s Lead, Czech Republic Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Just hours after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, the Czech Republic followed suit, according to the central European nation’s Foreign Ministry.
“The Czech Republic currently, before the peace between Israel and Palestine is signed, recognizes Jerusalem to be in fact the capital of Israel in the borders of the demarcation line from 1967,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.
“The Czech Republic together with other EU member states, following the EU Foreign Affaires Council Conclusions, considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states, meaning the State of Israel and the future State of Palestine,” the statement continued.
The Foreign Ministry, the statement further noted, “can start considering moving of the Czech embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem only based on results of negotiations with key partners in the region and in the world.”
Czech President Milos Zeman is known for his pro-Israel views. In September, he was honored with The Algemeiner’s “Warrior for Truth” award at a gala in New York City.