Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer has spoken warmly about his Jewish heritage during a visit to Israel.
“It is not easy being a Jewish Prime Minster in a country that is not Jewish, but I am proud to be a son to the Jewish nation,” Fischer said.
While visiting the Kotel with Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitz, Fischer shed a tear and prayed.
The Czech head of state is a member of the Jewish community in Prague and said the he prays at the Chabad House synagogue, a press release said.
At a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, the two agreed their countries have a very great cooperation potential, particularly in science and the economy.