Czech Army should send troops to Golan Heights to support ally Israel, says president

Speaking to Czech Army generals on Wednesday, President Miloš Zeman restated his belief that Czech soldiers should be sent to the Golan Heights to support Israel, which he referred to as a traditional ally of the Czech Republic. Mr. Zeman told the army chiefs the country should fight the “greatest enemy” of the contemporary era, Islamists. The head of state also criticised the generals, saying they were “preparing for a past war”. He expressed support for the purchase of state of the art military equipment such as drones and backed an increase in the Czech Army’s budget.

Author: Ian Willoughby