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