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Czech Republic Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

PM Netanyahu and Czech President (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

This week, all of us who stand for Israel celebrated the Jewish state's eternal, historical, and biblical capital - Jerusalem. Included among those who support Israel, Ynet News' Itamar Eichner reports, is the Parliament of the Czech Republic, which voted overwhelmingly to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital:

The Czech Parliament approved on Wednesday the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Jerusalem Day celebrating the 50th anniversary of the city's unification under Israeli sovereignty. In addition, the Czech Republic decided to condemn the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) following its recent anti-Israel resolutions.

112 of the 156 MPs in Prague supported the resolution. Members of Parliament called on their government to adopt the resolution and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, alongside opening direct and unconditional negotiations with the Palestinians.

The parliament also condemned the recent UNESCO decisions that do not recognize the rights of Jews to Jerusalem, and call on the government to stop payments to UNESCO, in light of the incitement against Israel and the politicization of the organization...

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