Photo: President Macky Sall of Senegal meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in Monrovia, Liberia, June 4, 2017. (Kobi Gideon/Israeli Government Press Office)
This is a big deal — something the viciously antisemitic, pro-jihad South African leader (polygamist and accused rapist) Jacob Zuma has been working furiously to oppose. Zuma downgraded South Africa’s embassy in Israel to “Liaison Office” status. Working with “Palestinian” terror leader Mahmoud Abbas, they are trying to stop Israel from achieving further diplomatic relations with African countries.
Mahmoud Abbas knows that without Africa, the “Palestinians” are finished at the UN, since they would lose the “automatic majority” against Israel. This majority is caused by the vast majority of the 56 African countries voting against Israel at UN forums, on behalf of the PA. Is it a long shot? Of course. Unlikely, Perhaps. But Israel makes daily work of long shots, miracle that it is.
Israel has been making phenomenal progress with African countries (even with Muslim countries) over the last two years, since Israel is a world leader in everything that Africa requires desperate help with. It’s too bad the “Palestinians” have never produced anything of value.
Thanks to Mark Z.
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In first, Senegal and Guinea send ambassadors to Israel
(JTA) — Senegal and Guinea are sending ambassadors to Israel for the first time.
The two predominantly Muslim countries in West Africa are to present their credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday, The Times of Israel reported.
The two will serve as non-resident ambassadors. Senegal’s Talla Fall, who also represents the country in Egypt, will work from Cairo, while Guinea’s Amara Camara will be based in Paris, according to The Times of Israel.
Amid increasing criticism of Israel’s right-wing government from Europe, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made improving ties with African countries a priority, visiting the continent twice in the past 14 months.
Israel’s diplomatic ties with Senegal and Guinea have not been without bumps in the road.
In June, Israel and Senegal announced “an end to the crisis between their two countries.” Three months earlier, the Jewish state permanently downgraded ties with Senegal when it co-sponsored an anti-settlement resolution in the United Nations that passed.
Last year, Israel and Guinea re-established diplomatic ties after 49 years. Guinea had broken off relations following the Six-Day War in 1967.
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