The Address of the President of the Czech Republic on the Occasion of the Independence Day of Israel


Dear friends,

Israel is a country of my heart and my second home. That’s why I said publicly, paraphrasing John Kennedy: “I am a Jew, Ani Yehudi”.

I wish you courage, freedom, and full independence.

Thank you.

Miloš Zeman, the President of the Czech Republic, 5th May 2022