"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…"

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PM Netanyahu's remarks on Czech parliament opposition to UNESCO's anti-Israel bias

 

Copyright: PMO

(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

Following is an excerpt from remarks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made, this evening (Wed nesday, 24 May 2017), at Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, at the event marking 50 years since the liberation and unification of Jerusalem:
"Today, I would like to thank the Czech parliament for deciding to oppose UNESCO’s non-recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. The Czechs once gave us Czech rifles; this was the start of the struggle. This also is a sign of the opposing struggle to recognize a simple thing. 
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 organization continues its political discrimination against Israel. This is the correct and worthy position, the courageous position that others should copy."