Why Netanyahu has set Israel’s sights on AfricaJoseph HammondIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a coronavirus vaccination facility in the northern Arab city of Nazareth, Israel. The normalization of ties between Israel and Sudan, and then Morocco, were key successes for Netanyahu’s outreach to Africa. While Netanyahu and Israel have sought to develop ties with a variety of African states, the traditional focus for Israeli foreign policy in Africa has been the Horn of Africa. Israel’s pivot to Africa under Netanyahu came in response to the efforts of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to bolster Iran’s influence in the region. “Israel has returned to Africa,” Netanyahu declared in 2017 during a visit to Liberia.
Source: Ethiopian News January 23, 2021 17:46 UTC