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Sudan agrees to normalize ties with Israel for removal from US terror list


The Sudanese Sovereignty Council has decided to move ahead and accept the US demand to normalize diplomatic ties with the Jewish State in exchange for their removal from the US blacklist of terrorism supporters.

By i24NEWS


The Sudanese Sovereignty Council decided to go ahead with normalizing the country’s ties with Israel, sources close to the Sudanese leadership told i24NEWS.

A source close to the council told the Arabic-language edition of i24NEWS that after a heated discussion late on Wednesday, the council decided to yield to US pressure and forge formal ties with Israel.

According to reports in Sudanese and Arab media outlets, Washington gave Sudan 24 hours to respond to an ultimatum demanding that Sudan recognizes Israel and normalizes its ties with the Jewish state in exchange for being removed from the US blacklist of terrorism supporters. Continue Reading »

Despite Sudanese uproar, Sudan PM welcomes meeting with Netanyahu

Dismissing the gov’t spokesperson’s comment that Sudanese General al-Burhan’s meeting with PM Netanyahu was a “violation of the Sudanese constitution,” Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok tweeted his support of the historic rendezvous in Unganda.

By i24NEWS


Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok applauded Wednesday the meeting that took place between his country’s Military Council chief and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Uganda.

“We welcome General [Abdel Fattah al-]Burhan’s statement about his meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel,” Hamdok said in a tweet.

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Sudanese leader travels to Uganda to sit with Israel’s PM Netanyahu

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the Chief of Sudan’s Sovereignty Council, traveled to Uganda for a 2-hour meeting in which African leaders agreed to begin normalization of relations and increase cooperation between their countries and Israel.

By Itamar Eichner, Associated Press


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan in Uganda on Monday.

After a two hour meeting, the leaders agreed to begin normalization of relations and increase cooperation between the two countries.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala – Photo: Israel’s GPO

Netanyahu was on an official visit to Uganda where he met with President Yoweri Museveni. Continue Reading »

Palestinians in Africa desperate to derail newly established inroads with Israel

Israel clarifies how Palestinians are trying to undo African-Israeli agreements in hi-tech, energy, water, agriculture and common security issues for cynical political reasons, but would ultimately fail, as Africa views Israel as a “key partner” for their betterment, while the PA has absolutely nothing to offer the Africans.



Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has called on African nations to continue to support the Palestinian cause and to reject Israel’s efforts to improve ties with Africa. Abbas was speaking on Monday before scores of African leaders who were meeting in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa at the 30th Assembly of African Heads of State. Continue Reading »

Israelis install solar panels, electricity grid, clean water for hundreds of African villages

According to the Israeli NGO ‘Innovation: Africa’, their collaboration with UNICEF was initiated last year by Israel’s Ambassador to Cameroon, Ran Gidor, “As of this week, this collaboration is improving the daily lives and futures of… tens of thousands of refugees of conflict in Africa.”



NGO “Innovation: Africa” is teaming with UNICEF of Cameroon to provide solar power, clean water and healthcare to tens of thousands of refugees living in the neighboring war-torn Central African Republic.

According to the Israeli NGO, the collaboration with UNICEF was initiated last year by Ambassador to Cameroon Ran Gidor, who sought to create sustainable partnerships that would engender “generational change” within Africa’s rural communities. Continue Reading »

South Africa targets Israel at Palestinian behest

Except for the members of South Africa’s opposition party who agreed to meet with their Israeli counterparts, the South Africa gov’t is working hard to impede any new alliances, or the signing of bilateral agreements between Israel and other African nations, until Jerusalem concedes to an independent Palestinian state.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


South Africa has recently been attempting to impede the development and strengthening of ties between Israel and other nations on the African continent.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at summit meeting with leaders of 7 East African states – Photo: Israel’s GPO/Kobi Gideon

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made strengthening Israel’s ties with Africa a priority with the stated goal of breaking the automatic anti-Israel majority at the UN. Continue Reading »

One at a time: Cape Verde will no longer vote against Israel at United Nations


At times Cape Verde has abstained or was purposely absent on Israel-related issues, but has generally voted against Israel at the UN. Now, according to the the west coast of Africa nation, it will no longer vote against Israel at the United Nations.



The island state of Cape Verde off the west coast of Africa announced on Wednesday it will no longer vote against Israel at the United Nations, the Prime Minister’s Office said Wednesday night.

Cape Verde Islands – Google maps

According to a statement put out by the Prime Minister’s Office, Cape Verde’s President Jorge Carlos Fonseca directed the country’s UN delegation in New York to no longer vote against Israel at the world body. Continue Reading »

Abbas tells African Union Summit: Link ties to Israel with end to ‘occupation’


Palestinian leader goes to Ethiopia to persuade African leaders to put aside national interests gained from strengthening ties with Israel, unless Israel gives the Palestinians independence.




Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday told African states that improved ties with Israel should be calculated in relation to the Jewish state’s commitment to ceasing its military rule over Palestinian territories.

Over the past year, Israel has launched an intensive effort bolster its ties with African states, making inroads in a continent that has long refrained from enhancing such cooperation.“The Israeli state of occupation’s efforts to participate in your regional conferences and organize continental conferences encourages it to continue its arrogance, occupy Palestine and deny the Palestinian people’s rights,” Abbas told the 29th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Continue Reading »

Paranoid Palestinians Scramble to Arab League to Neutralize Warming Israel-Africa Ties


Israel’s reconnection to African countries, in counter-terrorism, clean-water technology, green-energy, internet-connections, medicine and agriculture has the Palestinians enlisting the Arab League to ‘warn them.’
• “Israel is trying to enlist African support for its policies at the Palestinians’ expense,” says representative.

By Daniel Siryoti


Concerned by the increasingly warm relations between Israel and African nations and Israel’s bid to rejoin the African Union as an observer state, the Palestinians have asked the Arab League to hold an emergency session.

The league is set to meet in Cairo next Monday to discuss the matter.

Former Foreign Ministry Chairman Dore Gold with President of the Republic of Guinea, Prof.

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Watch: Israel’s PM Netanyahu at African gathering, renews diplomatic ties with Senegal


Watch: Netanyahu tells African leaders at the ECOWAS conference in Liberia, “Israel is back in Africa,” starting with renewing diplomatic ties with Senegal, after downgrading ties for supporting a UN resolution condemning Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

By i24NEWS


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Senegal’s President Macky Sall announced on Sunday that the diplomatic crisis between the two countries has ended.

Watch: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses leaders of West African countries.

Earlier this year, in an act of retribution against the countries that co-sponsored a United Nations Security Council resolution in December condemning the construction of Jewish settlements, Israel permanently downgraded its diplomatic ties with New Zealand and Senegal. Continue Reading »

UN peacekeepers use Israeli surveillance technology in Africa

UN Peacekeeping soldiers in Central African Republic are using an Israeli made unmanned aerial vehicles and observation balloons to gather intelligence, guard their outposts and for carrying out field operations.
• Israel’s ambassador to U.N. says, “We are working to broaden this cooperation.”

By Shlomo Cesana & Israel Hayom Staff


The United Nations is using Israeli equipment, including an observation balloon and unmanned aerial vehicles, to protect its peacekeepers in Africa — despite the international body’s long history of hostility and hypocrisy toward the Jewish state.

RT’s SKYSTAR 180 aerostat. – Photo: RT LTA SYSTEMS LTD

Within the framework of its security cooperation with the U.N., Continue Reading »

Israeli exports to Africa double as China’s imports decline


With Africa’s rapid economic growth, a quarter of Israeli exporters believe that Africa holds the market where they can expand the most effectively, since China is currently suffering slight economic stagnation.
– Israel’s top Africa exporting partners are: Zambia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

By Roi Bergman


Israel has been exporting more to Africa as the continent experiences significant economic growth and as the Chinese economy begins to weaken.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at summit meeting with leaders of 7 East African states - Photo: Israel's GPO/Kobi Gideon

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at summit meeting with leaders of 7 East African states – Photo: Israel’s GPO/Kobi Gideon

The Israel Foreign Trade Risks Insurance Corporation (ASHRA) has approved 28 deals to be covered by the insurance corporation. Continue Reading »

Togo president tells African Presidents, Prime Ministers: Israel holds key to troubles in Africa


view videoPresident Gnassingbe was one of 3 heads of state & 12 other prime ministers & foreign ministers from Africa at the meeting seeking to work with Jerusalem to safeguard Africa’s interests.



Togo President Faure Gnassingbe told a group of African leaders who met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York on Thursday that African countries hesitant about strengthening ties with Israel should stop looking for excuses and work with Jerusalem to safeguard Africa’s interests.

TOGO PRESIDENT Faure Gnassingbe receives a book from Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz during a visit to the Western Wall yesterday..

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WATCH: Netanyahu meets with state representatives from 15 African countries


PM Netanyahu and his wife, along with Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, attended a unique event at UN HQ with dozens of African leaders under the heading “Israeli Technology & Innovation for Africa.”

By Israel Today Staff,  Prime Minister’s Media Adviser


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday, 22 September 2016, at the United Nations in New York, held a special meeting with over 15 heads of state and representatives from African countries.

Prime Minister Netanyahu told his interlocutors that he believes that Israel could be an amazing partner for their countries. He said that technology changes everything, including in communications, medicine, agriculture and education. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM to offer African leaders new technology at September UN meeting


Exhibition featuring Israel’s cutting-edge technology in the fields of science, agriculture, and medicine is organized by Israeli envoy to the U.N. Danny Danon, with the purpose of assisting rural African villages and further strengthen Israel-Africa ties.

By Mati Tuchfeld


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with African leaders in New York in September, as part of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting.

Netanyahu visited Africa in July for a four-day trip that included meeting with the leaders of Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

The meetings scheduled for September will take place as part of a special exhibition organized by Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Continue Reading »