For decades, the “Palestinians” did not want Israel anywhere near the continent of Africa. That was because the 54 African countries could be counted on by the “Palestinian” Authority to maintain its automatic majority against Israel at the United Nations. After the Yom Kippur War in 1973, the oil-producing Arab countries were successful in blackmailing the vast majority of African countries into cutting ties with Israel. However, due to Israel’s expertise in water, agriculture, cyber security, counter terrorism, health, and medicine, Israel’s relations with Africa have improved dramatically.
In 2016, PM Netanyahu visited Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Kenya. During the trip, Netanyahu also met with leaders from South Sudan, Zambia, and Tanzania. In 2017, Netanyahu became the first non-African leader to address the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States) Conference in Liberia, were he met with leaders from Togo, Gambia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and other West African nations. In November of 2017, Netanyahu returned to Africa to attend the inauguration of Kenyan President Uhura Kenyatta, were he met with 12 other heads of state from Africa. Dozens of African leaders have also visited Israel. Many more mutual visits will undoubtedly occur in the future.
There are numerous Israel aid and education programs that are benefiting millions of African citizens. For example, in Uganda, Israel is providing the delivery of health services on a regular basis. In addition, Israeli medical volunteers have saved the lives of many in underdeveloped areas of Uganda. In Nigeria, Israel is providing education programs to children in impoverished communities who have no access to schools. In Togo, Israeli technology is saving Togo’s mango crops by providing technology to prevent fruit fly infestations. In drought-stricken South Sudan, Israel delivered much-needed food, to the delight of the local citizens. Israel is also assisting Cameroon in their fight against cholera by providing water purification kits. The examples are endless.
These type of aid programs are occurring all over Africa. This is what the “Palestinian” Authority” is trying to stop, because of the catastrophic consequences it will bring them at the United Nations. How evil. Sadly, the “Palestinians” have had some success. In 2017, the “Palestinian” Authority (with the help of South Africa) successfully lobbied enough countries to boycott the Israel-Africa Summit in Togo so that it was subsequently cancelled. Just last week, the UN appointed the “Palestinian” Authority to head the largest bloc of developing countries at the UN. The “Palestinians” will no doubt try to use the bloc to stop Israel’s significant progress in Africa and other parts of the developing world. Yes, a major UN bloc will actually be trying to prevent much-needed aid and technology from reaching millions of people who need it, due to its hatred of the democratic and Jewish Israel. Think about that.
Fortunately, none of these efforts will work long-term, since Africa desperately needs the technology that Israel can (and is) providing to them. There is already talk of rescheduling the Israel-Africa Summit, perhaps in Zambia. Visits from African officials to Israel are happening more frequently. The “Palestinians” have never built or created anything of value, and have nothing to offer Africa. NOTHING! As a result, the “Palestinians” may only be able to delay (at best) Israel’s surge into Africa. However, the African countries will eventually flip their votes in favor of Israel, making the “Palestinians” irrelevant. Thankfully!
“Africans visit Start-up Nation in search of Israeli agricultural innovation,” by Batya Jerenberg, World Israel News, August 2, 2018:
A delegation from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) just completed a two-day visit to Israel to learn about local companies that specialize in agriculture technology (agri-tech) that can be brought back to African farmers to upgrade their food production.
AGRA is backed by some of the biggest names in the non-profit world, including The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Food Program, as well as the Canadian, German and UK governments.
Its goal is to increase the incomes and food security of 30 million smallholder farm households across 11 African countries.
The group came as guests of Start-Up Nation Central (SNC), a non-profit organization whose purpose is to connect organizations and companies having problems with innovative Israeli companies that can solve them, so that profitable partnerships can be created.
SNC claim to have “the largest and most up-to-date discovery platform of Israeli innovators and entrepreneurs, (Start-Up Nation Finder), which provides critical information on more than 5,500 companies across dozens of industries” including agri-tech, water-tech, cybersecurity, fintech and digital health technology.
During their stay, the delegation visited the Volcani Center, Israel’s national R&D facility for agricultural innovation. They also had discussions with the founders of various local companies who showcased their cutting-edge technologies in fields such as crop protection, field monitoring and micro-irrigation.
“Africa is the new frontier and we are working all over Africa but there is one challenge: to work with smallholder farmers,” said Naty Barak, the CEO of sustainability of the Netafim (water-tech) startup, to The Jerusalem Post….
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