Analysis: Where Israeli and African interests intersect

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold talk about a “confluence of interests,” they generally refer to a commonality of interests with the Arab countries in the region that is behind the unprecedented, but discreet, cooperation with them.

That term, however, is also used when explaining why precisely now – nearly 30 years after Yitzhak Shamir was the last sitting prime minister to visit Africa – Israel, as Netanyahu puts it, is returning to Africa, and Africa is returning to Israel.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Analysis-Where-Israeli-and-African-interests-intersect-459473

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