Friday 07 December 2012
Why does Czech Republic support Israel?
Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Necas (R), Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak
Czech Republic's Prime Minister Petr Necas (R), Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) and Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak
Reuters/David W Cerny
By Jan van der Made

It has been a week since the United Nations granted non-member observer state status to the Palestinians. Here in Europe, the vote was split between countries which abstained and others which supported president Mahmoud Abbas's bid. One country however sided with Israel. Czech political scientis Irena Kalhousova explains why and discusses what the vote means for its relationship with the EU.

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