On Wednesday, the very same day that President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Czech Republic unexpectedly followed suit.
“The Czech Republic together with other EU member states, following the EU Foreign Affaires Council Conclusions, considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states, meaning the State of Israel and the future State of Palestine,” the nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced.
The ministry said that it will not relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem until “negotiations with key partners in the region and in the world” first occur.
The Czech Republic’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a major bombshell as the Czech Republic broke with the litany of “EU member states who hold Jerusalem should not (be) recognized as Israel’s capital until a final status agreement is reached.”
The Czech Republic has likely just brought on a lot of heat from the Middle East, who responded to Trump’s own declarations Wednesday afternoon with great anger.
On Thursday, a number of clashes had broken out in the Gaza Strip as the terrorist group Hamas “called for new intifada against Israel in response to Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.”
“This Zionist policy supported by the US cannot be confronted unless we ignite a new intifada,” said the terror group’s leader, Ismail Haniyeh, according to the Telegraph. “The U.S. decision is an aggression, a declaration of war on us, on the best Muslim and Christian shrines in the heart of Palestine, Jerusalem.”
"The American decision is a call for war against the Palestinian people, against all people" – Hamas leader Ismail Haniya responding to Trump's Jerusalem move pic.twitter.com/vCLL83YK8N
— TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) December 7, 2017
According to the Israeli news outlet Haaretz, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has also expressed interest in relocating his country’s embassy to Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has also claimed a number of other countries desire to follow in the United States and the Czech Republic’s footsteps.
“(W)e are already in contact with other states that will make a similar recognition,” he said, as reported by the The U.K. Independent.
Yet, the mainstream media in the West is treating Trump’s action like a disaster, denounced by the entire globe. Fake news, anyone?
What do you think about the Czech Republic’s announcement?
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