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Jerusalem: Angola fires diplomats over presence at US embassy relocation ceremony

Angola sacked two diplomats early this week after they attended last week a ceremony marking the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, without Luanda’s consent. Foreign Minister Manuel AugustoMonday discharged the ministry’s director for Africa, Middle East and Regional Organizations Joaquim do Espírito Santo and the Counsellor of Angolan Embassy in […]

Egypt, Russia, Arab nations criticise U.S. embassy relocation to Jerusalem

Moscow and Cairo on Monday slammed the United States decision to open its embassy in Jerusalem. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the status of Jerusalem should be resolved exclusively through direct dialogue between the leadership of Israel and Palestine. The Egyptian foreign ministry, in a statement expressing “strong denunciation” of Israel’s use of […]

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Netanyahu suspends deal with UN on African migrants’ temporary stay permission

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday few hours after announcing a deal with the UN refugee agency to allow over 16,000 African migrants to stay temporarily in Israel made a U-turn announcing that he was ‘for the time being suspending the agreement’, Times of Israel reports. “I hear you, and especially the residents of south […]

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Illegal African migrants, worse than terrorists – Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the massive arrival of illegal African migrants in Israel is a “worse” threat than that of terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. According to Netanyahu, the electronic barrier placed at the Israeli-Egyptian border had saved Israel from jihadist attacks. “Without this barrier, we would face serious terrorist attacks from Sinai […]

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Israel: deportation of African migrants kicks off

The Israeli government on Sunday began warning thousands of African migrants to leave the country by the end of March. There are more than 60,000 African migrants in Israel, jarring its already ethnically fraught population of 7.8 million. Last month, the government announced a plan to deport about 38,000 migrants who had entered the country […]

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Togo, only African country to back US position over Jerusalem

Togo, a tiny West African nation, is the only country on the African continent to have voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s political move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly repelled Trump’s decision in a resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority last week. The resolution in effect condemned President Trump’s […]

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General Assembly Urges all States to comply with UN resolutions on Jerusalem

By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following the United States’ decision to recognize the Holy City as the capital of Israel. In a resolution adopted by a record vote of 128 in favor […]

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Israel: South Africans stand with Palestinians to reject Balfour Declaration

Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) and hundreds of South Africans grouped in front of the Israeli embassy in Johannesburg to denounce the Balfour Declaration which 100 years ago paved the way to the creation of Israel in 1948. The protesters, dressed in red T-shirts, chanted “Away with apartheid Israel, away” […]

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Morocco’s King Urges International Community to Compel Israel to Cease Provocations in Al Quds

King Mohammed VI of Morocco, in his quality as Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, sent a letter to the UN Secretary General António Guterres in which he strongly condemned the “unacceptable” Israeli Policies and urged the international community to intervene to compel Israel to put an end to such aggressions. In the letter, the King […]

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Angola eyes investment boost from Israel

Angolan authorities are eyeing foreign investments from Israel to revamp fertilizers industry in order to boost the oil-rich nation agriculture sector, National Director of Forests at the Ministry of Agriculture, Domingos Nazaré Veloso, told reporters. Speaking about the investment opportunities in the agricultural sector on the sidelines of the first Angola-Israel business forum, Domingos Nazaré […]

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