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Other Countries Following Trump’s Lead in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that several countries had contacted the Israeli foreign ministry about moving their embassies.

By NTK Staff | 12.07.2017 @1:00pm
Other Countries Following Trump’s Lead in Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

President Trump is leading the world to the defense of Israeli sovereignty with his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish nation, with more countries prepared to move their embassies to the city. According to The Jerusalem Post, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Wednesday that additional countries contacted Israel with friendly intentions in the wake of Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Trump fulfilled decades of American diplomatic promises on Wednesday when he officially directed his Department of State to recognize the Israeli capital. This is apparently inspiring more nations to back the Jewish state:

Israel is talking with more countries about recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

“I would like to announce that we are already in contact with other countries which will issue a similar recognition,” Netanyahu said at the Foreign Ministry’s Digital Diplomacy Conference in Jerusalem.

Mere hours after Trump’s announcement, one country made clear that they supported Israel.

The Czech Republic broke with the European Union’s opposition to Trump’s move and followed Trump’s example in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital:

“The Czech Republic currently, before the peace between Israel and Palestine is signed, recognizes Jerusalem to be in fact the capital of Israel in the borders of the demarcation line from 1967,” the Czech Foreign Ministry said on its web page.

“The Czech Republic together with other EU member states, following the EU Foreign Affairs Council Conclusions, considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states, meaning the State of Israel and the future State of Palestine,” it said.

However, Prague stopped just short of announcing an embassy move, saying they would evaluate the situation “based on results of negotiations with key partners in the region and in the world.”

The Czech Republic elected their own Trump-style president in October when they selected populist businessman Andrej Babis to run the country in October.

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