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Netanyahu’s Visit to East Africa: Commentary

Netanyahu East Africa visit
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent trip to East Africa serves as another reminder of the poor state of reporting about Eritrea. What happened to those highly publicized, fraudulent reports of a strategic Israeli military outpost in Eritrea?

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion,

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is conducting a four-country trip of East Africa, becoming the first Israeli prime minister to visit the continent in at least 30 years. In addition to visiting Uganda, where 40 years ago an Israeli raid led by Netanyahu’s brother, Jonathan Netanyahu (who was killed during the operation), ended a hostage crisis, Netanyahu is also visiting Kenya, Rwanda, and Ethiopia. The trip, which holds great commemorative and symbolic value, will focus mainly on cooperation, diplomacy, business and security issues. Continue reading Netanyahu’s Visit to East Africa: Commentary

Netanyahu: Africans Deported from Israel “Not Asylum Seekers”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that African immigrants that are being deported from Israel to Africa are job seekers, not asylum seekers. Israel wants to resettle African migrants in Africa.

By Edmund Kagire | for The East African,

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken on the controversial issue of African immigrants being deported from the middle eastern country to Africa, saying that they are ‘job seekers’, not asylum seekers.

Israel has been criticised by rights groups over the mistreatment of African asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan, as well as over ongoing plans to resettle them back in African countries including Rwanda and Uganda. Continue reading Netanyahu: Africans Deported from Israel “Not Asylum Seekers”