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Israel Embassy initiative in Senegal fights against poverty in Africa

An Israeli innovation installed on the farm, a low-pressure drip-irrigation system, using much less water & producing improved quality of fruits & vegetables has been inaugurated in one of Africa’s drought-prone regions.

By Anav Silverman, Tazpit News Agency



An initiative of the Israeli Embassy in Senegal recently led to the inauguration of a drip-irrigated vegetable farm in the city of Fatick earlier this month.

Growing lettuce in Senegal using drip-irrigation (Photo: MASHAV)

Growing lettuce in Senegal using drip-irrigation – Photo: MASHAV

Managed by a group of Senegalese women, the farm plot was established following a request made by the First Lady of Senegal, Marième Faye Sall, to the Israeli Embassy, as part of the TIPA program, which began in 2006 as an initiative of the Embassy of Israel in Dakar and MASHAV (Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation) to alleviate poverty through agricultural innovation. Continue Reading »

US & allies targeting Hezbollah’s financing & nefarious ties in Africa


Washington reports how African countries are targeted as major cash sources for the Lebanese Shiite terrorist group, as its major patron Iran, has started feeling the pinch of tough U.S. sanctions.





DAKAR- The United States and its allies are clamping down on suspected Hezbollah activity in West Africa, which Washington says is a major source of cash for the Lebanese group as its patron Iran feels the pinch of sanctions.

Hezbollah youth stomp on Israeli flag

Hezbollah youth stomp on Israeli flag – Photo: Reuters

The push coincides with Hezbollah’s deepening role in Syria, where it has dispatched thousands of fighters to back President Bashar Assad.

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In Senegal, a bush-tribe called ‘Sons of Israel’ claim Jewish heritage

“We are all practicing Muslims and we don’t want to become Jewish,” Fadiga says. “In fact, we don’t like to talk too much about our Jewish background, but we don’t hide it either.”

Dougoutigo Fadiga, Senegal

Dougoutigo Fadiga outside the Bani Israel clinic near the Senegalese village’s sacred tree, May 2013. – Photo: Cnaan Liphshiz

“The tree is holy grounds,” says Fadiga, president of this remote settlement of 4,000 souls.

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For Senegal, a Muslim nation, Israel’s friendship is preferred to Islamic militancy

The Senegalese gov’t, then chair of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, condemned Operation Cast Lead in Gaza as “unjustified & unacceptable”, but the condemnations never went beyond words.



DAKAR, Senegal (JTA) — Struggling to be heard over a flock of bleating sheep, Israel’s ambassador to Senegal invited a crowd of impoverished Muslims to help themselves to some 100 sacrificial animals that the embassy had corralled at a dusty community center.

Independence Plaza in Dakar, Senegal - Photo Airbnb

Independence Plaza in Dakar, Senegal – Photo Airbnb

That event, which was broadcast last October on national television and takes place every year to mark Tabaski, the local name of the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast, provides Israel with a powerful platform to burnish its image in a country that is 95 percent Muslim. Continue Reading »