President 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.
By HERB KEINON, DANIELLE ZIRI
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.
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TOGO PRESIDENT Faure Gnassingbe receives a book from Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz during a visit to the Western Wall yesterday..
King Ayi of Togo says everyone in his West African nation has long known they were Jews, having long kept Jewish biblical customs, such as various kosher dietary laws, circumcision on the 8th day after birth, & observing the Sabbath.
By Israel Today
King Ayi of the West African nation of Togo arrived in Israel on Sunday with an unusual request – he wants the Jewish state to officially recognize his people as a lost tribe of Israel.
King Ayi of the West African nation of Togo meets with Religious Affairs Minister David Azulai
The king, who has become well known among the Orthodox Jewish community, met with Religious Affairs Minister David Azulai, who told the African ruler that Israel’s Chief Rabbinate will have to investigate his claims to being descended from Israel. Continue Reading »