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Czech schools remove Jerusalem as the capital of Israel from books

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Czech schools will no longer label Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, The Prague Daily Monitor reported, citing a Czech daily newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes on Monday.

The decision came after the Palestinian Authority embassy complained to the Education Ministry due to an atlas used in local schools which listed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The books publisher, Shocart, will need to rewrite all the books listing Jerusalem as the capital or it will no longer be certified as a recognized Czech school book. Schools receive grants in order to buy certified books.

Palestinian Authority ambassador to Prague, Khlaed Alattrash, stated that the complaint was filed after ‘Palestinians’ in the Czech Republic presented the atlas maps to him.

According to Alattrash the maps were not only unacceptable from the view of the imaginary Palestinian citizens but do not follow international law or the official position of the EU.

Czech Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman…

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