Czech Republic Consider Moving The Embassy to Jerusalem

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'We may sooner or later follow the United States,' Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman stated a day after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Zeman added that as he proclaimed during his visit to the Jewish state four years earlier, he "would appreciate the transfer of the Czech Embassy to Jerusalem, and had it happened, we would have been the first to do so."

Last May, the Czech parliament voted to recognize Jerusalem, along the 1967 borders, as the capital of Israel.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted on Thursday that other countries are considering following in America's footsteps. So far, however, only the Philippines expressed a will to move its embassy in the near future.

Trump’s decision, welcomed by Israel, has been condemned by leaders and foreign ministers across the world, who have said the city’s status should be determined through negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. 

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