On Tuesday, on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, the Czech parliament adopted a historic resolution: it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel! The Czech deputies also condemned UNESCO for the successive anti-Israeli resolutions adopted this year and in 2016. They demanded that their governments should cease their annual contribution to Unesco because of the politicization of the organization and its open policies anti-Israeli.
This historic resolution was voted by a large majority: 112 deputies out of 156. The text asks the Prague government to do the same and to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with all this implies at the same time as ” A request to relaunch the Israeli-Palestinian talks.
The vote is the result of an initiative by the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), the largest pro-Israel Christian organization in the world, which has been lobbying Czech deputies for many months. Mojmir Kallus, the president of the Czech branch of this organization, which has branches all over the world, is on the way to becoming director and vice president of the ICEJ.
ICEJ World President Jürgen Buhler welcomed the decision of the Czech parliament “to give Jerusalem its rightful place”. He recalled the historical ties that bind the Czech Republic to Israel and called on other countries to do the same.
After this decision, a great ceremony was organized in the cathedral St. Vitus in honor of Yom Yeroushalaim. Minister of Culture Daniel Herman was present among several hundred Jews and non-Jews, representatives of Jewish and pro-Israel organizations as well as the Israeli embassy.