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Why African Countries Are Divided Over Israel’s AU Observer Bid

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel’s desire to become an African Union observer state and expand its diplomatic involvement in Africa is fraught with many obstacles. Even though Israel was an observer state in the Organization of African Unity (OAU) until its dissolution in 2002, eleven African countries still do not recognize Israel’s right to exist. Israel’s support for some African dictators, and alleged arms exports to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide have ensured that anti-Israel sentiments remain widespread amongst Africa’s political elites.

Israel To Support Ethiopia In Developing Water Resources: Netanyahu

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will support Ethiopia to develop its water resources by enhancing its agriculture systems. During his brief speech in front of the Ethiopian parliament, Netanyahu said: “Ethiopia is moving in the right direction, and we will support it by enforcing its development projects.”

Israel Seeking ‘Friends’ In Africa For UN Votes

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to four countries in East Africa has paid off, as Tel Aviv is now counting on the support of much of Africa when it comes to votes at the United Nations. Highly placed officials in the Uganda government revealed that on the sidelines of a counter- terrorism summit attended by PM Netanyahu and seven Heads of State that Israel’s foreign policy was one of the main reasons for the prime minister’s visit, and that he would “gain something from this tour.”

Israel Completes Construction Of Listening Post In Eritrea

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel has completed the construction of its largest listening post in the Red Sea Basin in efforts to monitor the movement of the Arab coalition involved in the Yemen conflict according to reports.

Israel Is Torturing Ethiopian And African Refugees – NGO

AFRICANGLOBE - An NGO told the UN Committee on Torture in Geneva on Monday that while Israel has made certain improvements in recent years, that its apparatus still tortures and abuses Palestinian detainees, as well as shining a new focus on what it says is the same issue with Ethiopian and illegal African migrant detainees – particularly by police. Torture and abuse by police is more likely not only with Palestinians, but also with minorities like Ethiopians and African migrants.

Israel Releases African Refugees From Prison Camp

AFRICANGLOBE - In 2012, Israeli lawmakers passed an “anti-infiltration” law allowing for the detention of African refugees and asylum seekers without charge. The following year, Israel opened the Holot prison camp deep in its Negev desert, surrounded by fences and barbed wire. Israel since has sent over 1,700 refugees to Holot, a strategy that critics say is meant to coerce refugees into leaving voluntarily.

Israel’s War On Its Black Population

AFRICANGLOBE - A 55-year-old citizen of Ethiopia, whose ex-wife and four children are Israeli citizens, has reportedly been held for about a month in the Saharonim concentration camp in the south of the country, pending deportation from Israel despite being eligible for permanent residency.

Study: Ethiopian Jews Lagging Behind Rest In Israel

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian-Israelis continue to lag behind other Jewish Israelis economically, a study released Thursday by the Taub Center for Social Policy Research shows. Although based on Central Bureau of Statistics figures from 1998-2013, researchers believe the situation on the ground has not changed much in the past two years.

Israeli Police Clash With Anti-Racism Ethiopian Jewish Protesters

AFRICANGLOBE- Violent clashes erupted yesterday between hundreds of Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin and the police during anti-racism protests in Tel Aviv. Israel's Channel 10 reported that the clashes broke out after the protesters tried to enter Rabin Square in Tel Aviv's city centre.

Ethiopian Jews Ask Do Their Lives Matter

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopians known as the Black Jews share birthright and are accepted as legitimate citizens. They practice the religion, speak fluent Hebrew and serve in the Israeli Defense Forces as required by the government. And yet the disparities are all so familiar to those of Blacks in America.

No Charges For Israeli Cop Caught On Video Assaulting Ethiopian ...

AFRICANGLOBE - The incident, filmed in late April, led to protests by Ethiopian Israelis against police brutality and racism, including one in early May that ended in violence and dozens of arrests as police and rioters clashed in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square. In mid-May the police officer involved was fired by the Israel Police, but protesters have repeatedly demanded he be placed on trial.

Ethiopian Jews Clash With Israeli Police In Renewed Protest

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopian Jews, among thousands Israel airlifted in dramatic top-secret operations in the 1980s and 1990s, have long complained of discrimination in Israel. Last month Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial city, saw its largest demonstration in years when police on horseback charged at hundreds of protesters to disperse an angry outburst at a video showing policemen beating a soldier of Ethiopian descent.

The Plight Of Ethiopian Jews In Israel

AFRICANGLOBE - The story of the immigration and absorption of Ethiopian Jews in Israel epitomises the best and the worst of Israeli society. True to its Zionist dream of being a haven for Jews, the Jewish state embarked on risky and expensive rescue operations in the 1980s and 1990s. These brought tens of thousands of Jews from remote parts of Ethiopia, who had suffered from religious persecution, famine and civil wars.

Obama Gives $1.9 Billion In Weapons As Welcome Gift To Israel’s...

AFRICANGLOBE - The Obama administration approved a $1.9 billion arms sale to Israel in recent days as “compensation” for the US nuclear deal with Iran, which the Israeli regime staunchly opposes.

Israel Failed Ethiopian Community, President Says

AFRICANGLOBE - Between 1979 and 1990 Israel organized several transports of Ethiopian Jews to Israel via Sudan. Hundreds or, by some estimates, thousands of people died on the trip from Ethiopia to the Sudanese camps from where they left to Israel. However, many in the community say that upon reaching Israel, they were met with a country that did not do enough to integrate them into society.

Israeli Government To Refugees: Go Back To Africa Or Go To...

AFRICANGLOBE - Israeli authorities are sending letters to the first of 45,000 African refugees, informing them they have 30 days to accept Israel’s offer of $3,500 in cash and a one-way ticket home or to an unnamed third country in Africa, or face incarceration at Saharonim concentration camp indefinitely.