Vidochody, the largest Czech aircraft manufacturer and Israel Aerospace Industries will integrate latest state-of-the-art avionics, advanced tracking electronics along with ‘other solutions’ on the L-159 platform to turn it into a superior light fighter aircraft.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Czech Republic-based Aero Vodochody and Israel Aerospace Industries have signed a partnership agreement to develop and market an advanced version of the L-159 trainer and light attack aircraft.
Vidochody, the largest Czech aircraft manufacturer and IAI will integrate new state-of-the-art avionics and other solutions on the L-159 platform and will jointly market the aircraft. The two also agreed to integrate IAI’s virtual training solutions as part of the L-39NG training system to enhance pilot training. Continue Reading »
Having just been sworn in for his second term, and with a history of refusing to fall in line with EU policy, President Milos Zeman instructed officials to explore the logistical aspects involved in pushing the move forward.
By Eldad Beck
Czech President Milos Zeman on Thursday doubled down on his intent to see his country’s embassy in Israel relocate from Tel Aviv Jerusalem, saying he plans to push the move through.
Zeman was sworn in for a second term as president of the Czech Republic on Thursday. While the post is largely ceremonial, the president does have some leverage on strategic matters. Continue Reading »
In interview, Czech President Milos Zeman says he fully intends to follow President Trump’s lead and relocate the Czech Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
• President Zeman, “We need real action, not just words….an incompatible culture of hatred is threatening the fundamental values of Judeo-Christian European culture. As I have already mentioned, Israel and its heroism is an inspiration for us.”
By Eldad Beck
The international backlash surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this month officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital caught Czech President Milos Zeman in the midst of his own domestic tumult: Next month, he will vie for reelection in the country’s presidential election. Continue Reading »
According to a defense magazine report, the Czech army requested to purchase the IDF’s Namer APC, considered one of the world’s most fortified.
– WATCH ‘Namer’ video
By Tzvi Lev
The Czech army was highly impressed by the Israeli-made Namer APC, and requested the right to purchase it, the Below The Turret defense magazine reported.
According to the report, the Czech army asked Israel to buy the Namer, (Hebrew for “leopard”) to replace its aging Soviet-made BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicle. The report said further that the Namer was among nine finalists, but Israel didn’t respond with a price quote in time for the deadline. Continue Reading »
The Czech Republic is reportedly buying 8 Israeli manufactured radar systems to detect anything flying between 100 meters to 3 kilometers, such as low flying aircraft attempting to violate Czech airspace.
By The Associated Press
European fears of possible Russian action have led to huge business deals with Israeli security providers, with the Czech Republic purchasing MMR radars from the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
The radar is the same one used by both the Iron Dome and David’s Sling anti-missile defense systems. It is used to identify and locate incoming rockets but is also able to identify other aerial targets within a 250km radius. Continue Reading »
The Czech Republic reconsiders, deciding not to be influenced by inciters by carry out its previous decision to replace Jerusalem with Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel in school textbook maps.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat celebrated the decision of the Czech government not to cave to Palestinian pressure and show Tel Aviv – not Jerusalem – as the capital of Israel in school textbooks, after it had declared it would do so a week ago.
“We’re on the map!” Barkat said. “The truth has won out over the falsehood: […] I am happy that the letter I sent to the Czech Prime Minister and the other diplomatic efforts had influence, and I thank the Czech government for deciding the correct decision and not giving in to wild Palestinian lies and incitement.” Continue Reading »
After Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic complained, Prague ordered all governmental atlases to identify Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital instead of Jerusalem.
By Rachel Kaplan
Jerusalem is no longer the capital of Israel, according to atlases being distributed to primary and secondary schools of the Czech Republic.
Old Mideast map – Photo: Thinkstock
The Czech education ministry announced the intended change on August 23, after receiving complaints from the Palestinian Authority’s embassy in Prague, led by ambassador Khaled Alattrash.
“The ministry will resolutely demand a change of the given data,” the Czech education ministry wrote in response to the complaint. Continue Reading »
• Czech lawmaker Laudat, This “may evoke awkward reminiscence of marking Jewish people during World War II.”
• Czech Minister Herman said it was “absolutely necessary to reject the efforts to discriminate against the only democracy in the Middle East.”
• Czech lawmaker Boehnisch said it was absurd that the EU had argued that ‘the labels would benefit their consumers.’
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, HERB KEINON
The Czech Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday urging their government not to implement a European Union decision to label Israeli products exported from the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »
Czech FM Zaorálek says current policies make it hard to back Israel, but Netanyahu responds, saying that the Palestinians repeatedly ‘run away’ from peace-talks.
The Czech Republic’s foreign minister warned Monday that it will become increasingly difficult for his country to maintain its pro-Israel position if Israel fails to take viable steps toward establishing a Palestinian state.
Czech Republic’s foreign minister Lubomír Zaorálek – Screenshot
Lubomír Zaorálek said that Israel risks suffering international isolation if it doesn’t change its policies in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
“As a close friend of yours, it is important for the Czech Republic to say that if the situation does not change it will be hard to maintain our position,” Zaorálek said in an interview with the Walla news site during a trip to Israel. Continue Reading »
Egypt summoned Czech ambassador after their president discussed moving embassy to Israel’s capital.
By Associated Press
The Cairo-based Arab League has condemned remarks by the Czech president about moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, calling them a violation of Palestinian rights and international resolutions.
Czech President Milos Zeman – Photo: Reuters
In its Wednesday’s statement, the 22-nation organization called for summoning the Czech ambassador in Cairo to express “dangers of these remarks.”
The United Nations proposed an international jurisdiction for Jerusalem when it wrote the mandate for a Jewish Israel state in 1947, but a 1948 war divided the city between Israeli and Jordanian control. Continue Reading »
PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat sends letter to Arab League saying move would undermine peace process, wants meeting on the issue.
Czech President Milos Zeman’s proposal to move the Czech Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem prompted Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator in the peace talks with Israel, to send a letter of protest to Prague stating that such a move would undermine the peace process.
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Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat at construction site for Route 4, March 14, 2013. – Photo: TOVAH LAZAROFF
Zeman publicly voiced his views on the subject at the opening of the annual Days for Israel forum in Hradec Kralove in East Bohemia last week.
In visit to Prague, PM says UN vote ‘completely ignored Israel’s security needs’.
Czech Republic only European country that rejected UN resolution, to protect Israel.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Prague on Wednesday to thank his counterpart Petr Necas for friendship and courage in his country’s vote at the UN against recognizing a Palestinian state.
The Czech Republic was the only European country and one of nine that voted last week to reject the resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status to a nonmember observer state. It passed 138-9, with 41 abstentions.
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Czech Republic’s Prime Minister Petr Necas, right, talks to Benjamin Netanyahu, at the government headquarters in Prague, Dec.