The qualified statement from its Foreign Ministry makes Russia one of the first countries to recognize any part of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The publisher of the atlas will be asked to alter the map following a complaint by the Palestinian ambassador in Prague to the Czech Education Ministry.
By Marcy Oster
The Guardian newspaper retracted its claim that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel after a watchdog group filed a lawsuit against Britain’s Press Complaints Commission. More ▸
By Ben Sales
A White House spokesman noted that Mitt Romney’s calling Jerusalem the “capital of Israel” contradicts United States policy over several successive administrations. More ▸