Czech foreign minister honours Holocaust victims at Yad Vashem

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Mr Zaorálek, who is on a three-day official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, said the visit to the memorial was a strong and compelling experience. The minister on Wednesday also met with Prague-born Israeli historian Yehuda Bauer whom he invited to visit Prague next year. Mr Zaorálek has met with Israeli President Reuven on Tuesday, the first day of his trip, and expressed concern about Israeli plants to build new settlements in the West Bank. The Czech Foregin Minister is also scheduled to meet with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, and visit a Palestinian refugee camp in Bethlehem.

Author: Jan Richter