It has been reported by the Algemeiner that on Wednesday 23 May 2017, the Parliament of the Czech Republic has recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital whilst additionally condemning some of the more recent anti-Israel sanctions of the United Nations body, UNESCO which recently denied Israel’s claim to Jerusalem.
Not wanting to subscribe to UNESCO’s narrative of denial, the Czech parliamentary resolution from their lower chamber, passed by around 74% (116 out of 156 members).
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following statement recently while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Israel;
“The parliament in Prague called on its government to respect the status of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and also proposed halting any additional state payment of UNESCO membership dues as long as the organisation continues the political discrimination against Israel, this is the correct, worthy and courageous decision that others should copy.”
This is a decision we greatly admire at the Drawing Board Today and would encourage other nations to follow the Czech example.