Czech President Milos Zeman has assured his Israeli counterpart that his country’s support for Israel has not changed.
After a meeting in Prague on Wednesday with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Zeman said: “There’s no change in the Czech foreign policy toward Israel.”
Zeman, who has been siding with Israel in the conflict with the Palestinians added: “I’d like to express my full personal support for the state of Israel.”
Rivlin thanked him: “A clear stance of the Czech Republic, a moral stance, is a great support for us.”
The Czech Republic is a close Israeli ally in Europe. It was the only European country that voted in 2012 to reject the resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ United Nations status to a nonmember observer state.
Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek recently criticized Israel’s policies in Yehuda and Shomron.