Czech President announces three-stage plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

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CzechOn Wednesday, the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman announced the start of a three-stage process that will move the country’s diplomatic missions from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

President Zeman declared that the process will begin next month with the opening of an Honorary Consulate in Jerusalem and the appointment of Dan Propper as Honorary Consul the first two steps, and is to conclude at an undetermined time with the relocation of the embassy.

Acting Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis however has stated his opposition to a full-fledged relocation of the embassy, stating he does not want to break with EU policy.

In December, US President Donald Trump formally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and confirmed plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

In February, the US administration declared that it would open its Jerusalem embassy in May 2018 to overlap with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence.

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