Search JTA's historical archive dating back to 1923

Prague to Restore Ties Next Week

January 31, 1990
See Original Daily Bulletin From This Date

Czechoslovakia will resume diplomatic relations with Israel next week, it was learned here Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Moshe Arens will go to Prague to sign the pertinent documents.

Czechoslovakia severed diplomatic ties with Israel in 1967, following the Six-Day War. So did the Soviet Union and all Eastern bloc countries except Romania.

Restoration of those ties was one of the first commitments made by the new Czech president, Vaclav Havel, after his election last month.

Czechoslovakia will be the second Eastern European country to resume full relations with Israel. Hungary did so in September. Poland maintains an interests section in Tel Aviv, the lowest level of diplomatic representation.

Recommended from JTA