Following Air India’s lead in securing a flight corridor over Saudi airspace, Kenya Airways seeks permission to begin operating weekly flights between Israel’s Ben-Gurion Airport and Nairobi over Sudan, beginning in 2019.
By Itay Blumenthal
A Kenyan airline has submitted a formal request to fly its commercial planes over Sudanese airspace for flights from Kenya to Israel.
The request, submitted by Kenya Airways, comes weeks after Saudi Arabia granted permission for the first time to Air India to use its airspace for a commercial flight route to Israel. The first Air India Boeing 787 touched down at Ben-Gurion Airport on March 22. Continue Reading »
Kuwaiti based newspaper reports Prime Minister’s convoy in Kenya was changed at last moment by local authorities, thwarting plans to attack Netanyahu.
By Nitsan Keidar
According to a report in the Kuwaiti-based Al Jarida newspaper, Kenyan security forces foiled an attack targeting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s convoy during his visit to Kenya earlier this week.
Binyamin and Sara Netanyahu – Photo: Kobi Gideon(PMO)
A senior security official told the paper that Kenyan police altered the convoy’s route just before its departure from the Nairobi airport.
The change was so sudden it sparked an argument between Netanyahu’s body guards and local security forces, according to the paper.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta commits to upgrading Israel’s status in the African Union since ‘it was critical for Africa to re-evaluate its relationship with Israel in order to better enable Africa to deal with common challenges in security & counter-terrorism.’
NAIROBI — Kenya will work to restore Israel’s observer status at the African Union because Israel is a critical partner in the battle against terrorism, the most serious challenge facing the world today, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Tuesday.
Kenyatta said that the upgrading of Israel’s status in the pan-African body is critical not for Israel, “but for all those who see this [terrorism] as a common challenge. Continue Reading »
Video: Israel’s president saluted his guest, & all the Kenyan people, for this strong leadership, commending Kenyatta for his leading role in peace talks across Africa, which Rivlin perceived as “a sign of your responsibility to your region, & your commitment to peace.”
President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, the son of Kenya’s founding Prime Minister and President Jomo Kenyatta, received a wet but warm welcome when he arrived at the official residence of President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday morning.
When the weather is inclement, welcome ceremonies of this kind are usually held indoors. This one was both inside and outside with a military honor guard and band and a reception line of religious, diplomatic and political dignitaries waiting outside. Continue Reading »
NAIROBI, Kenya (JTA) — When they first arrived in northern Kenya in 2011 at the height of a massive drought, the Israeli refugee aid organization IsraAid planned to offer food and other core necessities to the 100,000 residents of the Kakuma refugee camp.
Regina Muthoni, left, and Kenneth Gitau of the Nairobi dance group Kreative Generations, learned to farm with the help of the nonprofit Israel for Africa.- Photo: Ben Sales
When the drought subsided a year later, IsraAid’s directors saw that this sort of assistance was becoming less crucial. Continue Reading »
Kenyan newspaper reported Israel had warned government officials of plans to attack Israeli interests prior to upcoming Jewish High Holidays.
Kenya‘s government had been warned, including by Israel, of the high risk of an attack before the assault on a Nairobi mall by Islamist gunmen that killed at least 67 people, newspapers reported Saturday.
Smoke over Westgate shopping mall on 23 September 2013 – Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Cabinet ministers and Kenya’s army chief had received information warning of a plan to carry out a major attack, the Daily Nation said, quoting a leaked intelligence report. Continue Reading »
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