Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took time on his recent flight to Prague to sketch a drawing of Jerusalem’s Old City.
The drawing, done with a blue pen, shows the Old City walls and the Tower of David, flying an Israeli flag.
Netanyahu wrote the words “Jerusalem forever,” alongside the drawing, and signed it.
The Government Press Office sent the sketch around to coincide with Sunday’s Jerusalem Day.
That the prime minister took some time off to sketch may reflect his current sunny spirits. He recently expanded his coalition to include 94 members of the 120-strong Knesset. Time magazine calls him “King Bibi” in its latest cover story. And Netanyahu’s visit to Prague was unusually warm. Israel has “no better friends in Europe than the Czech Republic,” he said there last Thursday. “The Czech people understand what it’s like to be a believer in democracy in a hostile region,” he said.
Netanyahu headed a large ministerial delegation to the central European country, signing a number of intergovernmental deals with Prague, and meeting with Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas.
Necas told Netanyahu his country “shares Israel’s fears on Iran,” and struck out at attempts by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott the Jewish state. “We strictly refuse delegitimization and any boycott of the state of Israel. We unequivocally support Israel’s right to defend against terrorist attacks,” Necas said.