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Under Palestinian Pressure, Czech Textbooks Drop Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

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The misinformation and miseducation about Israel that is spread worldwide is only worsening. The latest instance of anti-Israel bias comes from the Czech republic, reports Israel Hayom, as Palestinian pressure has caused Jerusalem to be removed from textbooks, no longer listed as Israel's capital city:

The Czech Education Ministry has ordered the company printing the atlases used in the country's schools to cease naming Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Army Radio reported Wednesday.

According to the report, the order followed a complaint from the Palestinian Embassy in Prague. The textbook's publisher was instructed to mark Tel Aviv as the capital instead, and was warned that refusing the order could jeopardize his ties with the Czech ministry.

Jerusalem and Prague maintain friendly ties, and the decision enraged Israel. "This is a reprehensible decision. Palestinian incitement knows no bounds, It is no longer satisfied with poisoning the minds of Palestinian youth -- now it wants to spread lies and misinformation among Czech youth as well," the Israeli Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding it was in touch with Prague to reverse the decision...

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