Zdeněk Jehlička, president of Czech association in support of palestinian rights, Ne našim Jménem, has denounced Czech President Miloš Zeman's bias with Israel.
Ne našim Jménem, which means “Not on our behalf,” described the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš as a "merchant" not only in business, but also in politics.
Jehlička commented on the controversial publication of an article by Czech Foreign Affairs Minister, Tomáš Petříček, which rejects Israel's proposal to annex the Jordan Valley and parts of the occupied West Bank.
According to Jehlička, opponents of the article are trying to impose their own false, naïve and ideologically deceptive political vision.
Zdeněk Jehlička claims that it is dangerous for the President of the Czech Republic to claim imposing his vision and positions firmly biased towards Israel on Czech foreign policy.
Jehlička denounced President Zeman's attack on the foreign minister, accusing him of contradicting the traditional policy of the Czech Republic.
According to the president of Ne našim Jménem, the statement by the president is deliberately misleading. It is especilly deeply ignorant of Czech foreign policy and its position in favour of a possible two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
He added that the alignment of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš with the position of President Zeman and against his foreign affairs minister is not surprising.
Through this bias, he acts as a political businessman, and does not consider the Palestinian issue to be important enough to risk the interests that derives from his alliance with the president.
Politicians, journalists and activists supporting Israel are isolated in the Czech Republic because despite all the support they receive from the media, they have nothing to offer the Czech public.
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