Israel's Popularity in Africa Is Growing, even among Muslim-Majority Nations

(JNS) Israel Kasnett - "Things are changing dramatically in Africa. And Africa is an increasingly important continent for the future stability of the world. Africa is the largest exporter of human refugees and has enormous, awesome resources. For that reason, there has been a new scramble for influence in Africa," Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, told JNS. And Israel, with expertise in technology, agriculture, water management and security, is poised to lend assistance to these African nations. "The world has changed," Gold said. "The constraint on ties with Israel vanished. The reason why Chad cut ties with Israel in 1972 had nothing to do with the Arab-Israeli conflict. The reason Chad cut ties with Israel is because Chad had Moammar Qaddafi breathing down its neck. But today, Qaddafi is gone, and Libya is almost gone. As a result, Chad felt complete freedom of maneuver that it didn't have previously."

2019-02-07 00:00:00

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