Czech deputies reject UNESCO ‘Jerusalem resolution’

The lower house of Parliament on Tuesday rejected a resolution by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization critical of Israeli conduct in Jerusalem and Gaza. The lower house has also called on the government to suspend the country’s payments of membership fees to the organisation. The resolution, which describes Jerusalem as ‘occupied’ and rejects Israel’s sovereignty over the city was backed by 22 countries. The Czech Republic should pay UNESCO over 30 million crowns in annual membership fees.