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Netanyahu Trip to Africa Bearing Fruit

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4 Feb 2020
Netanyahu Trip to Africa Bearing Fruit
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trip to Uganda this week is bearing diplomatic fruit, including a public pledge by Sudan’s leader, Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, to work towards the normalization of relations. The announcement was made following a meeting between the two leaders in Entebbe, Uganda, under the auspices of Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The move comes less than a year after Sudan’s military overthrew longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir, under whose leadership Sudan had maintained close ties to Israel’s arch-enemy, Iran. Fattah al-Burhan said he hoped that by working with Israel and, by extension, the US, he could bring his country out of its historic isolation which has created very difficult conditions for the country’s citizens and led to the export of various problems all over northeastern Africa and beyond.

Here is a video of Netanyahu’s press conference in Entebbe

Iran Warns EU to Fall in Line or Face Consequences
The European Union’s senior diplomat Josep Borrell was in Teheran on Monday for talks with senior officials of the clerical regime which rules Iran aimed at lowering tensions regarding the Islamic Republics renegade nuclear program. According to an EU statement, the Borrell is scheduled to hold more meetings on a variety of related topics, while an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed hope that the meetings would produce an understanding among EU officials of their need to remove obstacles to Iran’s agenda if they wished to avoid further unpleasantness in the Middle East.

Here is a video explaining a recent Iranian missile attack on US forces deployed in Iraq

Ariel Mayor Endorses Trump Plan 
Eli Shviro, mayor of the West Bank community of Ariel, resigned from the Yesha Council on Tuesday in protest against the stance it has taken against the so-called “Deal of the Century” plan recently announced by the Trump Administration in the US. “This is the best plan that Israel has ever received – and the best plan that it could receive in this period,” Shivro told The Jerusalem Post. “This is the first time in history that the US recognizes that the communities in Judea and Samaria should be part of Israel, not for security reason but because we are Jews living on our land.”

Tensions High on Gaza Border Region
Tensions between Israel and the Islamist terror militias in the Gaza Strip remained high on Tuesday following an interception by Israeli Border Control agents and the Coordination and Liason Administration (CLA) for Gaza of a shipment of tactical flashlights through the Kerem Shalom crossing into the Gaza Strip on Monday. The interception came on the same day as the Islamic State (IS) terror militia claimed responsibility for an attack on a pipeline carrying natural gas from Israel into Egypt. Officials in Israel said the flow of gas was not affected but the incident raised concerns that IS was making good on recent threats to attack Israel.

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