The Czech Parliament has passed a resolution rejecting the European Union’s decision to remove “Made in Israel” labels from products originating in Judea Samaria, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

According to Czech media reports, the resolution against the EU measure passed by an overwhelming majority. Czech Culture Minister Daniel Herman said during the debate that it is “absolutely necessary to reject the efforts to discriminate against the only democracy in the Middle East.”

The Czech Republic is one of Israel’s strongest allies in Europe. The Jewish state’s ambassador to the country, Gary Koren, thanked the Czech lawmakers for their decision.